Crime branch unit 8 have arrested Basharat Khan (26), Gul Mohammed (48), Moghal Mohammed (32), Mohammed Nizamuddian (25), Shahzaad Iqbal (22), Sarfaraz Mughal (23), Mohammed Lon (27) and Rajkumar Sharma (37).
Sharma is the security supervisor of Trans security private limited. All have been booked under Arms Act and police are trying to trace another one dozen guards who have gone underground fearing arrest.
Sources said that the crime branch unit 8, received tip-off that Trans securities were recruiting people from Jammu & Kashmir without registering their weapons with Mumbai Police. Based on this police on Friday arrested one Premchand Yadav who spilled the beans on the other accused. Police said as there is unemployment in valley, aspiring young youths are migrating towards cities particularly Mumbai and Delhi.
" During probe it has transpired that security firms are misusing and misguiding the Kashmiri youths by giving them lucrative offers to those who possess arms licenses. The Kashmir government has allotted arms license to many for their personal protection as they live in vulnerable valleys but the security firms are hiring them and despite clear cut superme court orders on the arm license, they are not registering their arms with city they are migrating and secondly the personal weapon cannot be used for commercial puposes.''said an officer.
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