The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Jharkhand has once again got a big success on Thursday. ATS Jharkhand team has arrested 5 accused from different parts of the country for supplying arms and cartridges to various extremist organizations and big criminal organizations in different parts of the country.
IG Operations AV Homkar and ATS SP Shashank Anand, while talking to the media on Thursday, said that five people, including a Havildar of the 116th Battalion of BSF and a retired constable of the same battalion, have been arrested with a large number of cartridges and weapons.
He told that in this case, the ATS team had arrested four people including a constable of 182 Battalion of CRPF on November 13 last, on the basis of their interrogation, the Jharkhand ATS team had arrested various places in Bihar, Punjab, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. We have succeeded in arresting 5 accused by conducting raids.
Arrests also made from Bihar-Punjab
He told that in the arrest of the last days, the ATS had got information that Arun Kumar Singh, a resident of Saharanpur, Bihar, is involved in this case. Arun Kumar Singh is a retired constable of 116th Battalion of BSF. About 900 cartridges were recovered from him. It was also reported from his arrest that Havildar Karthik Behera is working as in-charge of 116 Battalion in Firozpur, Punjab and he is also involved in this illegal business. On this information, the ATS team arrested him from Ferozepur. During this, the team of ATS has also recovered 8304 cartridges empty shell, detonator, magazine and other material.
Weapons were supplied through active gangs in MP and Maharashtra
IG Operations said that illegal weapons were supplied to the militants and big criminal organizations through gangs operating in the border area of Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh and Buldhana district of Maharashtra. The ATS team arrested three criminals from these districts and recovered 14 pistols and 11 magazines on their spot. All the three arrested accused are residents of Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
So far 9 people have been arrested in this case.
ATS has so far arrested a total of 9 people in this case. This includes a constable from CRPF 142 Battalion, Havildar of BSF 116 Battalion and a retired constable of BSF 116 Battalion.