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Police seizes Ex-DGP’s revolvers

Police on Thursday seized two licensed revolvers from Shankar Baruah’s residence a day after the former DGP shot himself dead. According to police who carried out formal investigation on Thursday at his residence in Ujanbazar with the help of CID and FSL, he killed himself with one of the revolvers. The team collected fingerprints and one used cartridge of a .32-bore revolver apart from obtaining the photographic and videographic records of the spot. Police have seized two licensed revolvers from Barua’s residence, one of which had five live cartridges loaded in it. It is this .32 revolver that Barua is believed to have used to kill himself. Barua was among five persons whose houses were searched by the CBI connection with the Saradha chit fund scandal on August 28.

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