CHHINDWARA: The carbine that was used to fire at a jeweller and later others in Chhindwara in MP, belonged to a UP legislator's gunman and had been looted.
This has been revealed during the course of investigation. The jeweller has survived and the shooter has been arrested. However, it was found that he had got it from the gunman of a UP MLA, sometime ago.
The incident had occurred in Chhindwara. An armed man carrying the submachine gun stormed into jeweller's showroom, shot him in the stomach. When others came, he fired in the air. He tried to run away but because motorcycle couldn't start, he failed to escape and was overpowered by the crowd.
The injured jeweller is undergoing treatment. The goon was carrying a machine gun, carbine. The accused, Sandeep Kumar, had fired thrice. He had ntered Durga Shree jewellers, carrying the carbine. asking jeweller to hand over ornaments.
When the jeweller refused Sandeep Kumar began firing, one of the bullets hit the victim, Sohan Tamrakar, 32, in the stomach.The goon ran out and kicked the bike but after multiple attempts bike didn't start and people with lathis attacked him.
He was caught and handed to police, later. Now, he is being quizzed and a team is arriving from UP to ask about the procurement of the looted carbine. Investigation is on in the case.