Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police today claimed to have traced the source of an illegal gun trading racket by arresting a woman from Patrapada area under Khandagiri police station of Bhubaneswar today.

"A gun was seized from a woman staying in a rented house in Khandagiri area. The gun was meant for sale," DCP Satyabrat Bhoi said.

According to sources, the mastermind of the business is a Raipur-based media representative while the arrested woman acted as middleman. She was entrusted with the task of delivering illegal arms to the buyers. The accused lady earned lucrative commission, police said.

Police also seized some documents and proof of identity of the woman. Hunt is on to nab the media representative identified as Anil Tripathy, police added.