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Illegal arms factory on Indo-Nepal border unearthed

PTI | 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 today.

“Four persons Israr, Punnu, Mohd Shami and Rafiq were arrested yesterday 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 said.

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.