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AJK schoolteacher booked for selling firearms – Pakistan

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A schoolteacher in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Kotli district was booked underneath the Arms Act after police recovered a big cache of firearms from his residence close to the Line of Management (LoC), an official stated on Monday.

Muhammad Ejaz, a junior instructor in a state-run college, was concerned within the sale of arms and ammunition in Jandrot village of tehsil Nakyal for fairly a while, stated Superintendent of Police (SP) Chaudhry Zulqarnain Sarfraz.

“On receipt of dependable data that he has stashed sizeable amount of weapons at his residence, a police workforce carried out a raid on Sunday night time after acquiring a search warrant from the native sub-divisional Justice of the Peace,” he stated.

The workforce recovered six AK-47 assault rifles (Kalashnikovs), two 12-bore repeaters resembling Kalashnikov rifles, one 223-bore gun, 5 MP5s, 30-bore weapons, seven 30-bore pistols, one 9mm pistol, 41 magazines of various bores, 2,367 bullets of various bores and one dagger.

The SP stated the accused would additionally present weapons on hire for wedding ceremony ceremonies.

He added that it might be untimely to say if the accused was linked to any outlawed militant group or labored for any enemy nation.

“Apparently he was concerned on this illicit enterprise for the sake of cash,” the SP stated.

He stated additional particulars would come to fore upon completion of interrogation.

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