5 MP men booked for acquiring guns with forged arms licences from Nagaland
NATIONAL | September 10, 2019:
Five persons including Rajput Karni Sena's Madhya Pradesh unit chief Jeevan Singh Rathore were booked by the police on charges of using forged licences acquired from Nagaland.
A police official said that the matter came to light after the police formed
an SIT during Lok Sabha polls – when it was mandatory to surrender the licenced weapons under the model code of conduct. The police recovered many licences while adding that the licence holders had criminal background.
According to TOI, The official added that the SIT, after five months of investigations zeroed in on Jeevan Singh Rathore of Piploda, Rajendra Tank of Deen Dayal Nagar, Kamruddin Ali of Daar Ki Pul, Avinendra Singh Bhati of Bilpank and Mukesh Prajapat of Jaora.
While Prajapat is a local BJP functionary, Rathore is the state president of Shri Rajput Karni Sena.
A police team was sent to Nagaland to verify the licences. The SIT found that the arms licence numbers of Rathore and Bhati matched those of licences issued to locals in Nagaland. The rest of three licences were completely forged and Nagaland had no records of them being issued, the SP said.
The licences were issued in 2015-16. On basis of these licences, the accused had procured four pistols and a revolver from the Indian Ordnance Factory through a dealer in Ujjain.
Police have seized the weapons and 65 live cartridges from their possession.
The accused have been booked under relevant sections of IPC. Four of them have been arrested. Police are yet to trace Rathore.