Lakhimpur Kheri: An alleged illegal arms factory was unearthed in the remote Mahadev Tanda village in the Singahi area on the Indo-Nepal border, the police said on Saturday.
"Four persons Israr, Punnu, Mohd Shami and Rafiq were arrested on Friday while making country-made firearms. Twenty firearms, six more being manufactured, parts used in the manufacturing and other equipment were recovered from their possession," Superintendent of police (SP), S Channappa told PTI.
During interrogation, the accused confessed about smuggling of illegal arms in various districts, the official claimed.
The police did not rule out the possibility of cross-border smuggling. Further probe is on in the matter, the official said.
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Updated Date: Sep 23, 2017 16:11:26 IST