Three held in Punjab with arms, Pakistani SIM card

Chandigarh, Jan 4 (IANS) Three men allegedly involved in smuggling were arrested and foreign-made weapons and a Pakistani SIM card seized from them, Punjab Police said on Monday.

A 9 mm sten gun, two 9 mm pistols, two .30-bore pistols, one airgun, 190 live cartridges and 31 mobile phones were seized from Gurjant Singh, Sandip Singh and Jatinder Singh.

While Gurjant Singh and Sandip Singh are from the border district of Tarn Taran, Jatinder Singh is from Ludhiana district, police officer Gurpreet Singh Bhullar told the media.

The three were arrested from Kharar town, 18 km from here, in S.A.S. district.

The weapons bear markings of China, Pakistan and Brazil, including the sten gun with a double magazine, informed sources said. A Pakistani SIM card and a Maruti Swift car were also seized.

Bhullar said the three men were part of a gang involved in robbery, dacoity and smuggling.

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