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Illegal arms factory busted in Mathura

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Mathura, Mar 31  : The police has busted an illegal arms factory in Hathia village here and arrested five people, an official said today.

They were arrested during a raid last evening. Besides a few guns and bullets, around a kg of cannabis, stolen vehicles and liquor were also seized, SP (Rural) Aditya Kumar Shukla said.

He said following the raid, a search operation was conducted in the area and it lasted for over 12 hours.

The operation was carried out by a team of personnel from 15 police stations and the PAC.

The village is known to be a hub for criminal activities, the officer said.

The SP said that country-made guns — a .315 bore rifle, a .315 bore pistol and two 12 bore guns — were seized along with cartridges.

One of the accused is a wanted criminal also, he said.

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