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B Tech student held for possessing gun

B Tech student held for possessing gun
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Lured by money, a B Tech student landed in deep trouble Gattikoppula Sachin Tendulkar, a native of Dharmaram village under Geesukonda mandal, who is...

Warangal: Lured by money, a B Tech student landed in deep trouble. Gattikoppula Sachin Tendulkar, a native of Dharmaram village under Geesukonda mandal, who is studying BTech second year at a reputed engineering college near Hyderabad, was picked up by the police for illegally possessing a country-made firearm.

According to DCP (Crimes) Billa Ashok Kumar, the accused, who is pursuing his studies in an engineering college near Rudraram village in Rangareddy district, befriended with Salman of Hyderabad some six months ago. Claiming that he has life threat due to some issues, Salman reportedly sought the help of Sachin in procuring a firearm. Further he assured Sachin of paying Rs 1 lakh if he fetches a pistol for him.

Lured by the offer, Sachin went alone to Khandwa in Uttar Pradesh where he purchased a country-made pistol and four bullets for Rs 40,000. After returning from Khandwa, he didn’t find Salman, who went incommunicado. Against this backdrop, he kept the firearm at a secret place in his residence at Dharmaram.

Sachin, who recently came to his native village for Sankranthi holidays, has decided to sell the pistol to someone else in Hyderabad. He headed to Hyderabad on Tuesday morning wrapping the pistol in his college bag.

On his way to bus station, Sachin came across the police, who were conducting checks at Dharmaram. Noticing the police, he tried to run away from the spot. However, he was caught by the police. The police, who seized the pistol and bullets from him, registered a case.

Commissioner of Police V Ravinder commended DCP B Ashok Kumar, Central Crime Station Inspectors David Raju, Ravi Raju, Geesukonda Inspector Sanjeev Rao and Sub-Inspector Md Abdul Raheem.

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