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Rajasthan Police Academy armour 9mm pistol, AK-47 bayonet missed

by RajasthanDirect
Jul 12, 2013

Police officers at the Rajasthan Police Academy (RPA) were in tizzy and filed a case of theft after finding one 9 mm glock pistol and a bayonet of AKan -47 missing for the last 10 months.

Though officials who lodged the theft case at Shastri Nagar police station on Wednesday maintained that the incident could not be related to any kind of burglary since the RPA has a tight security in place, still there is a possibility that the weapons are misplaced.

According to the Shastri Nagar police, the in charge of police armoury has lodged a complaint on Wednesday saying one 9 mm pistol and a bayonet of an AK-47 were missing since September 13, 2012. “They have lodged a case of theft. However, prima facie it appears to be a case of misplacement of the arms. There is a possibility that an officer who was asked to join law and order duty could have got the arm issued which was not taken in record by the armoury of the RPA. There are meager chances of these weapons getting stolen,” said Nathu Lal, circle inspector, Shastri Nagar police station on Thursday.

Sources from RPA said they attempt to find the missing arms on their own through internal inquiry intially. “After it was found that these arms were misplaced, it was decided to lodge a case at the police station concerned,” said B L Soni, director, RPA, adding, “We are hopeful that these arms would be recovered.”

The in-charge of armoury told police that everyone including trainees and senior officials were quizzed to find out the missing pistol and bayonet. “When we failed to trace it, there was certainly a need to lodge an FIR at the police station concerned,” an officer said.

The RPA issues arms from its armoury whenever senior officers go to attend law and order duties during elections, rioting or other problems.

It is not the first time when the police arms went missing as some unknown persons had stolen cartridges from the PCR van of the Manak Chowk police station at Walled City. Police had arrested some street dwellers in connection with the case and said that they were planning to sell the cartridges.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/9mm-pistol-AK-47-bayonet-missing-from-Rajasthan-Police-Academys-armoury/articleshow/21029522.cms

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