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2,000 live cartridges recovered from ammunition dealer

2,000 live cartridges recovered from ammunition dealer

NEW DELHI: Interstate Ammunition supply racket has been busted by Crime branch of Delhi Police and a huge cache of 2000 live cartridges has been recovered. One ammunition supplier identified as Amarlal, a resident of Punjab has been arrested. He is 62 years old. He was supplying various types of ammunition to the criminals in Delhi/NCR/Punjab and other states.

After getting a tip-off, a Delhi Police Crime Branch team went to Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to trace and collect the information about these arms and ammunition suppliers and arrested two arms suppliers under sections 25 Arms Act, and recovered 28 sophisticated pistols.

These arms and ammunition were being supplied to the gangsters as well as criminals of Delhi and NCR on payment basis.

Based on the revelations by these criminals, a trap was laid in the afternoon of March 15 at Sonia Vihar Pushta road, Delhi and Amarlal was apprehended, when he arrived in a white Eon car to deliver huge cache of ammunition to someone.

"Initially, he worked as a salesman in gun houses in Abohar/Fazilka and then he started his own gun house in Abohar. But, he suffered huge loss in the business and due to illness in his family, he started to sell ammunition illegally to criminals and also indulge himself in helping people get fake arms licenses. He was first arrested by CBI in fake arms license case in year 2002 and later on by local police in arms act cases," said Ram Gopal Naik, DCP Crime.

During interrogation, the accused disclosed that he used to get the ammunition at a cost of Rs 125-150 per cartridge from a known gun house owner in Shahbad, Ambala and further used to sell them to the criminals for Rs 200-250 per cartridge.

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