A history-sheeter was on Wednesday arrested and 30 carbines recovered from his possession in Mohanlalganj area here, police said.

Shobharam alias Jugnu, a history sheeter of Etawah, was arrested near Shaheed Path in Mohanlalganj and 30 US-made rifles and two cartridges were recovered from his possession, Special DGP Brij Lal told reporters here.

During interrogation, Jugnu, who has 20 cases against him, told police he purchased the carbines two years back from Manoj Lodh, a criminal currently lodged in Etawah jail.