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Arms Supplier held ahead of Independence Day

PUNJAB NEWS LINE | August 04, 2022 04:56 PM

Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an arms supplier and recovered a huge cache of weapons from his possession.
NEW DELHI: Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Police Special Cell on Wednesday claimed to have arrested an arms supplier and recovered a huge cache of weapons from his possession.

Twelve good quality pistols and live cartridges were recovered from Dhruv, alias Pappi, a resident of Rajasthan.

During interrogation, the accused disclosed that he had supplied firearms to a gangster in Punjab. He also confessed to have supplied more than 400 firearms in Delhi-NCR.

"Inspector Ishwar Singh and Satvinder under the supervision of ACP Attar Singh, has busted this interstate gun-running racket. The accused was held at Faridabad road near turning leading to Aali village Delhi. Pappi has been indulging in firearms trafficking in Delhi NCR, Punjab, Haryana and UP West for the last three years," said DCP Jasmeet Singh.

The official said that the accused used to get supply of arms and ammunition from arms manufacturers-cum-supplier of Khargone Madhya Pradesh. He was previously involved in four cases of dacoity at gun point and one of arms trafficking pertaining to various police stations in Rajasthan, UP.

A team of Special Cell had information about the illegal activities of arms trafficking in Delhi-NCR by Pappi in association with his associates. Manual surveillance was mounted to develop the information about him. Secret sources were deployed to gather information in this regard.

Based on a specific information that Pappi would come to Faridabad Road near turning leading to Aali Village, Delhi to deliver the supply of firearms and ammunition to one his contacts in Delhi, a raiding party waylaid him.

He was surrounded and overpowered. From the search of his bag, 12 pistols with 12 cartridges were recovered. A case under sections 25(8) of Arms (Amendment) Act was registered in this regard.

 
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