Berhampur, March 13 (LocalWire): Gajapati Police on Wednesday seized three country-made guns and arrested two persons during a special drive to check illegal transportation of firearms before the forthcoming elections.
Gajapati SP, Sara Sharma, said patrolling has been intensified and surprise drives would be carried out in the district to ensure free and fair elections.
Police said they seized five firearms in the last 15 days. The country-made guns were recovered from three people in different places and while two were arrested, another man gave them the slip, leaving the gun behind, inspector in charge, G.Udayagiri police station, Kulamani Sethi said.
The district has two Assembly segments – Paralakhemundi and Mohana – part of Berhampur parliamentary constituency and goes to poll in the first phase of the general elections on 11 April.