An illegal arms-manufacturing unit was today busted by police which also seized 70 pistols from its premises in Muzaffarnagar, the second such case within three days in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Acting on a tip-off, police raided a house where arms were being manufactured at Puralsi village under the jurisdiction of Budhana police station, circle officer Mohanlal said.
Police seized 20 pistols and 50 others in manufacturing process. The machine used to make guns was also seized.
Four accused, however, managed to escape. A case was registered against four persons including Dilshad and Nisar who are absconding.
It was revealed that the unit was supplying arms to be used during the upcoming assembly elections, police said.
On Saturday, an illegal arms-manufacturing unit was unearthed and 17 pistols were seized from the house here. The illegal gun factory was functioning from Shahpur town, police said. Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held from February 11 to March 8 in 7 phases.