34-year-old suspected arms supplier arrested with country-made pistols

Updated: 20 December, 2018 13:41 IST | PTI | New Delhi

Four country-made pistols, 16 live cartridges and one scooter were recovered from his possession

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A 34-year-old suspected arms supplier was arrested from West Delhi's Khyala area, police said Wednesday.
Heera Singh, a resident of Raghubir Nagar, was arrested on Tuesday near Nala Road towards Keshopur Ring Road to Khyala when he came there to deliver a consignment of illegal weapons to a local gangster, a senior police officer said.

Four country-made pistols, 16 live cartridges and one scooter were recovered from his possession, he said.

In another incident, the Haryana Police have arrested two arms suppliers of Uttar Pradesh and seized nine pistols from them, an official said here on Friday.

"The accused have been identified as Gurjeet Singh, a resident of village Alamgirpur in Meerut district, and Munender alias Rinku, a resident of Akhapur in Mukteshwar district in Uttar Pradesh. They were arrested from Patiala Chowk in Jind by a team of detective staff following a tip-off," a police spokesman said.

He said that during interrogation, the accused disclosed that they had been supplying illegal arms in Jind area for a long time. "The police got secret information that two persons stood at railway road at Patiala Chowk and they had illegal weapons. Acting swiftly, the police team nabbed the two. When searched, the police team found five pistols from Gurjeet whereas four pistols were recovered from Munender," the spokesman said.

In the past one week, the detective staff of Jind Police have successfully busted the racket of arms suppliers of Uttar Pradesh and recovered 16 pistols from them. Recently, they arrested Shabbir of Uttar Pradesh and recovered seven weapons from his possession.

With inputs from PTI

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First Published: 20 December, 2018 11:15 IST

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