After illegal arms and ammunition were recovered from Madrassa in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor, ATS is questioning six suspects following the incidence.
The ATS recovered 5 guns, 2 magazines, and 24 cartridges after conducting a raid in the Darul Quran Hamidia Madrassa. The ATS suspects that the accused might have been involved in illegal weapons trade.
The illegal weapons were stored in medicine boxes inside the religious school.
Elaborating on the investigation, the Uttar Pradesh Police official spoke to Republic TV and ascertained that they received tip-off of the illegal trade.
"We raided the day before, and we found one tamancha (country-made pistol), three tamanchas of .315 bore with 16 cartridges and a pistol of .32 bore with two magazines with 8 cartridges. The Madrasa superintendent named Sajid was arrested along with five others and was sent to jail. According to our investigation, he has two people named Arif and his brother Asif. Asif is the main accused, who already has cases under Section 302 under him and Arif to avoid any suspicion also works as a tantrik. We even raided their home but found nothing illegal, both brothers are absconding."