Illegal arms factory busted in UP's Muzaffarnagar district

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 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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