Arms bought illegally online seized from courier firm in Aurangabad
The Crime Branch of Aurangabad Police (Maharashtra) has seized weapons like swords and knives, which were purchased illegally through an online shopping site, and have arrested four employees of a courier firm in this connection, an official said today. The four employees of the courier firm were identified as Mukesh Pachavne, Sagar Padaswan, Naveed Khan, and Candu Lakhuhulkar, the official said.
Recovered 12 swords and 13 knives
A Crime Branch official said the police raided the courier company's office in the Nageshwarwadi area and its godown last night and seized 12 swords, 13 knives, and some other sharp-edged weapons. The courier service had apparently brought the parcel containing the weapons from Amritsar in Punjab. Based on suspicion, the police searched the parcel and found weapons inside it, the official said.
Police searching for three persons who placed the order
Meanwhile, the police are searching for three persons who had placed the order for the weapons, the official said. A case was registered under relevant sections, including the Arms Act, he added. On May 11, Aurangabad witnessed clashes between groups of two communities allegedly over illegal water connections that claimed two lives and left over 60 people, including 12 policemen, injured.