Udaipur police on Thursday arrested a 22 year old youth and one of his aide possing himself with an unlicensed firearm in a photo he uploaded on his Facebook account.
SP Kailash Chandra Bishnoi told DU that the accused Hitesh Patel has uploaded his photo with a country made pistol with an intention to create fear among the people.
SP Kailash Chandra Bishnoi said that acting upon the directions of the head quarter a special drive has been initiated by him against those whose would found posting their pictures on social media brandishing a firearm or any other weapon with an intention to create fear among the society.
During the drive various teams were keeping an eye on social handles and accounts of several suspects, it was during this drive that theStation House Officer of Zawar Mines police station Bharat Yogi learnt about the accused Hitesh Patel and his aide and Girish Damawat that had posted their pictures with firearms on their Facebook account.
Both the accused were arrested and booked under section 3/25 and 5/25 of the arms act, police has also confiscated a country made pistol and 3 live bullets from them.
Both the accused are still police interrogation and the police is interrogating them further in relation to possession of the weapon and the person from whom they purchased it.