33-year-old convicted under Arms Act for possession of revolver

33-year-old convicted under Arms Act for possession of revolver

Submitted by Subeditor on Wed, 2016-02-03 10:25 Mangaluru: The District Principal and Sessions Court sentenced a 33-year-old individual to five years rigorous imprisonment under the Arms Act on Tuesday. The convicted individual has been identified as Dhananjay (33), a resident of Ambedkar Maidan Thokkottu.On Feb 27, 2007, Mangaluru South police was tipped off about a person in possession of a revolver and live rounds. Following the tip-off, a team of police officials headed by inspector HS Venkatesh Prasanna nabbed Dhananjay from a private bus stand and seized a revolver and bullets from his possession.After interrogating the accused, the police seized another revolver, four live bullets and a magazine from his rented house in Babbukatte in Thokkottu.Dhananjay's rented house was owned by Rajendra of Babbukatte.  Dhananjay claimed that he had received the two revolvers and bullets from an individual named Krishna Shetty of Kadandale. Police filed a chargesheet against the key accused Dhananjay, house owner Rajendra and Krishna Shetty.When the case came to hearing on Tuesday, Principal and Sessions Court Judge Uma M G upheld the arguments of public prosecutor and convicted Dhananjay under the Arms Act 25 (1A) with five years of rigorous imprisonment and imposed a penalty of Rs25,000.Among the other accused, house owner Rajendra died a few years ago while Krishna Shetty was acquitted as the prosecution failed to prove his guilt.