Firearm, weapons seized from abandoned jeep in tea estate

Sunday, Oct 19, 2014,21:49 IST By metrovaartha A A A

A country made double barrel gun, some weapons and ammunition were seized today from an abandoned jeep inside a tea estate in Pandalur about 80 Kms from Udhgamandalam(TN)by forest officials.
Acting on a tipoff about some persons entering a tea estate belonging to Tamil Nadu Tea Plantation Corporation yesterday the officials launched a search for them from early this morning, forest department sources said. They found a jeep inside the estate. A person near the vehicle ran into the jungles on seeing them.
A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of the double barrel gun, five cartridges, two big knives and a handsaw. Besides, an identity card and PAN card in the name of Ali from Vazhikadavu in Kerala were also recovered from the jeep, the sources said.