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40 semi-automatic pistols hidden inside CNG cylinder seized

40 semi-automatic pistols hidden inside CNG cylinder seized

New Delhi: Delhi Police crime branch on Tuesday recovered 40 semi-automatic pistols with 20 spare magazines hidden in the CNG cylinder fitted in the boot of the car near Ghazipur vegetable market. Police have arrested one gun supplier in the case.

According to police, on September 24, accused Irshad Khan was nabbed the accused after a short chase in Ghazipur Vegetable Market in Bhovapur village. From the cavity of his car weapons were recovered.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) G.Ram Gopal Naik the accused Khan has disclosed that he has been supplying illegal arms to the criminals of Delhi and NCR region for the past one year.

He was procuring illegal arms from one notorious arms manufacturer presently operating from Madhya Pradesh. He revealed that he procures illegal semi-automatic pistols and supplies the same to various criminals.

He has allegedly sold off more than 100 pistols in Delhi-NCR region, so far.

He said that once a weapon is sold to a criminal, then subsequent demands for more weapons are automatically generated which further fuelled this illegal trade.

DCP further revealed that in September 2016, he was arrested at IGI Airport while smuggling a Narco substance and came out of jail on November 2018.

In February 2019, he was arrested for auto lifting in Delhi and Faridabad (Haryana) and remained in jail for a month.

During his stint in jail, he befriended some local gangsters and through them, he came in contact with Arms manufacturers of MP and started procuring illegal arms from them and supplying them to criminals of NCR.

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