Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh police has agreed to sell its .303 rifles and ammunition used in World War II to Jharkhand at the latter’s request, State police chief Ashwani Kumar said on Sunday.

“Himachal has agreed to the Jharkhand Government’s proposal to buy 3.3 rifles and ammunition used in the second world war,” Mr. Kumar said.

Proceeds from the sale would be used to buy sophisticated weaponry, Mr. Kumar said.