2 gunrunner brothers nabbed after shootout
The Delhi Police special cell has arrested two gunrunners, who allegedly smuggled sophisticated foreign-made weapons from Pakistan via Nepal, and recovered 10 pistols and 157 live cartridges from their possession after a brief shootout near Indraprastha Park, police said on Thursday.
According to the police, the accused Mohammad Rehan and Mohammad Qurban, residents of Khurja, are brothers and were caught after a brief exchange of fire near Indraprastha Park on Wednesday night, said PS Kushwah, DCP (Special Cell).
The duo was involved in smuggling sophisticated foreign weapons from Pakistan and supplying these weapons in Delhi and NCR, police added. It was learnt that the duo used to communicate with their associates via various Internet platforms, said the officer.
The police recovered .30 and .22 bore pistols from their possession. The .30 bore pistols were of Chinese and Russian make, while two of the .22 bore pistols included a Walther (German) and Sig Sauer (US).
The police said, two years ago, Rehan had come in contact with one of his relatives, who was involved in the smuggling of illegal foreign weapons from Pakistan via Nepal, and joined him with his brother.
The duo had reached Indraprastha Park in an SUV to deliver the pistols and ammunition to one of their suppliers and when they were intercepted by Special Cell sleuths and opened fire at them.
No one was injured and they were caught, Kushwah added.