Man held for illegally carrying pistolJune 20th, 2011 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) A 25-year-old man, involved in a murder in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested in central Delhi for illegally carrying a pistol, police said Sunday.
Mohammad Sufiyan, for whose arrest the Uttar Pradesh Police had announced a reward of Rs.5,000, was arrested Saturday. A loaded pistol was recovered from him, police said.
“Acting on tip off that a man was carrying illegal arms in Jama Masjid area, police arrested Sufiyan,” said a police officer.
During interrogation, the accused told police that he along with his father, brother and two others killed a man identified as Salim in Sikandrabad in Uttar Pradesh earlier this month, police said.
“He was evading arrest,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Vivek Kishore.
“He was sentenced to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a case of dacoity and granted bail by Allahabad High Court May 19,” said Kishore.
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