Arms seized in Lucknow, two arrested(Lead)

June 13th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) The police raided a house on the outskirts of Lucknow city Friday and seized six weapons. Police officer Kalyan Singh said the weapons included a double barrel gun and a single barrel gun as well as three locally made pistols.

He said the house owner, Shiv Kumar, fled. But two of his associates, Rajender Fauji and Jaiprakash, were arrested. A jeep and a car were also seized, Singh added.

Police sources said Shiv Kumar had allegedly taken a contract to eliminate another criminal in the city. “Before he could execute the contract, we raided his house and recovered the weaponry,” a source said.

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