Telangana: 2 including minor held for possessing illegal weapons

Hyderabad: Two persons were detained for allegedly possessing two daggers (illegal possession of deadly weapons) on Tuesday at Shaheen Nagar by the Rachakonda Special Operations Team (SOT) and the Balapur police.

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The officials seized two daggers, a motorbike, and a phone from them. The accused was identified as Mohd Fawad Qureshi (26), an auto driver from Rajendranagar who was previously implicated in a related case in Rajendranagar police station, and another accused, aged 17.

The police said that Qureshi, a resident of the Vikarabad area, moved to Hyderabad ten years ago and has been driving an auto-rickshaw ever since.

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Qureshi was apprehended and imprisoned in 2021 after committing a murder in the Rajendranagar neighbourhood with his friends. In December, he received a bail release.

Later, he purchased two daggers from a reputable online retailer, carried them with him, and went around the neighbourhood. The two were seen riding a scooter suspiciously in the vicinity on Monday night. The knives were found after a police search.

The minor was presented before the Juvenile Justice Board while Qureshi was presented before the court.

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