The Kerala Police on Wednesday, September 2, took into custody five men from Jammu and Kashmir, working with an ATM cash filling agency here, for possessing fake gun licences. The five youths, recognised as Shoukat Ali, Shukur Ahamed, Gulsman, Mushtaq Hussain and Mohammed Javed, have been working in Kerala for the past six months after being recruited by an agency in Maharashtra.
They were arrested by Karamana police, from their place of residence in Neeramankara of Thiruvananthapuram. Police also recovered five guns and 25 rounds of ammunition from them. The police said they are aged between 20 to 25 years and hail from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police further said that they had received information from Kerala-based security guards on security personnel from other states keeping guns without proper licenses. They were asked to produce the documents for the guns, but the papers were fake. The Cops consulted the district administration of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir to scrutinise the licenses these men produced. It was learnt that either the licenses were fake or outdated.