Man nabbed for trying to sell a gun

Munna Sheikh, 33, a resident of Dhargalim, Pernem, and a native of West Bengal was arrested by Mapusa police for allegedly selling a revolver in a public place.

Speaking to mediapersons, Dy SP Serafin Dias said a Mapusa police team led by PI Tushar Vernekar conducted a raid and arrested Sheikh outside Tivim industrial estate at Karaswada, Mapusa.

The accused was found in illegal possession of a revolver, 19 live rounds, three empty cases and 12,000 in cash. Mapusa police also confiscated a two-wheeler.

The investigation revealed that the revolver was stolen from a hotel in Calangute a month ago. The thief who stole the revolver from the hotel had assigned Sheikh with the task of selling the revolver. "The accused who stole the gun from the hotel has already been arrested by the Calangute police in another theft case," he added.

The Mapusa police have registered the case under Section 3 and Section 5 (read with Section 25 and Section 27) of the India Arms Act. [TOI]