Rajkot: Five persons were arrested with seven country-made guns from Dehgam village in Patdi taluka of Surendranagar district on Wednesday.
The accused identified as Idris Malek (27), Sardar Malek (37), Muzaffar Malek (30), Bhismillah Malek (27) and Meru Vaniya (60) were held following specific information by the local crime branch of Surendranagar police.
According to police, the accused had bought the guns which were manufactured by Meru’s brother Dhanji and one Bhikha Valmiki.
The accused told the police that they farmers and had purchased the guns to scare away neel gay (blue bulls) and other wild animals from the farms. However, the police are investigating the real purpose behind the purchase of the guns.