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National Investigation Agency files charge sheet in Jabalpur AK-47 theft case

The NIA on Tuesday said it has filed a fourth supplementary charge sheet against one person in the AK-47 rifles theft

National Investigation Agency

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 July 2020 7:56 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: The NIA on Tuesday said it has filed a fourth supplementary charge sheet against one person in the AK-47 rifles theft case from Central Ordinance Depot in Jabalpur.

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) spokesperson in a statement said, the agency filed the charge sheet against Mohammad Mursheed aka Surma a resident of Bihar's Munger Munger several sections of IPC, Arms act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in a NIA Special Court in Patna.

The case relates to recovery of three AK-47 weapons on the disclosure of accused Shamsher Alam from the house of his sister Rizwana Begum.

The case was earlier registered hy Bihar Police against 26 accused persons and unknown others in July 2018.

The spokesperson said that during investigation it was revealed that a group of arms smugglers conspired with certain employees of Central Ordinance Depot (COD) at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and stole more than 76 AK series rifles, their parts and 13 SLRs from the sheds of COD, between 2012-2018.

The NIA official said that the kingpin of the racket Purshottam Lal Rajak used good parts of the stolen weapons to make cannibalised AKs and SLR rifles and further sold them to weapon-dealers in Munger.

These rifles were further smuggled across Bihar and sold to Maoists and criminals. "Twenty two AK rifles stolen from COD have already been recovered," the NIA said. (IANS)

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