Lucknow: Three members of an inter-state arms smuggling gang were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in Gorakhpur on Thursday, STF officials said.

On a tip-off, STF sleuths arrested Sinhasan Yadav, Ashish Jaiswal and Pandav Kumar Singh from near the Gorakhpur railway station and recovered 12 pistols, 24 magazines and 40 cartridges from their possession.

Singh used to procure arms from Munger district in Bihar and Jaiswal, Yadav and other members of the gang sold the consignment in Uttar Pradesh, officials said, adding that further probe into the matter is on.

(Agencies)

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