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ATS set for major move, may quiz Army personnel

A team will leave for Jammu to question Army, Paramilitary officials

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Two days after the state Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) busted interstate gang making fake weapons licences on documents of army and paramilitary officials, the ATS is all set to make its next major move. A team comprising senior ATS officials is set to travel to Jammu to carry out further investigation where army and para-military personnel might be questioned about the licences recovered from the gang.

Of the 750 fake licences recovered by ATS from the accused, the sleuths have realised that majority of them are being made in the name of army or para-military personnel. “Nearly 80 percent of the licences are in the name of such personnel which is a huge number. At present the ATS sleuths are categorising the fake licensing on the basis of the units of these personnel,” highly placed sources in ATS informed. The data would help in proper investigation and also aid in finding if a few men have colluded with the gang.

The ATS has received a remand of accused Rahul till 22nd September. “The ATS team will take Rahul to Jammu on Thursday for further investigation. Rahul and Vishal have known each other for 12 years and are levelling accusations against each other during interrogation. Rahul has alleged that Vishal has pushed him in this field, while Vishal has alleged that he did not have any major role and has refuted Rahul’s allegations,” Vikas Kumar, SP - ATS said while talking to DNA.

Taking further step in the investigation the ATS has issued notices to a dozen people. “The notices have been issued to dozen men who have purchased weapons from these accused. From tomorrow onwards they will be questioned on various parameters in the matter. There are several leads that we are looking to develop through questioning of these buyers,” sources told DNA.

However the ATS is not stopping at just questioning of men, rather it has formed a team for a complete “post-mortem” of the seized weapons. “Post-mortem of weapons means the ATS will try to find where these weapons are made, how they are made and what is the process involved. So far we have learnt that majority of the weapons are from Dewas and Dhar areas of Madhya Pradesh, which are known as fortress of illegal country-made weapons,” sources revealed.

750 FAKE LICENCE

  • Of the 750 fake licences recovered by ATS from the accused, the sleuths have realised that majority of them are being made in the name of army or para-military personnel. The ATS has received a remand of accused Rahul till 22nd September.
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