Delhi Police Crime Branch on Saturday said that it has busted an interstate gang involved in supplying illegal arms and ammunition from Madhya Pradesh to Delhi-NCR, with the arrest of an arms dealer and recovery of 22 semi-automatic pistols of different calibre.
The recovered weapons have been manufactured with high proficiency skills and can hardly be mistaken for imitation weapons.
DCP Madhur Verma said the gang, which has been functional for the last two years, operates from Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh and supplies guns in and around Delhi.
"Ugara Singh, 39, was arrested in east Delhi around 9 pm on Friday. The gang used to manufacture parts of guns in different lathes in Dhar and later assembled the guns in jungles," Verma said.
Police said the gang would travel through a 'golden triangle' of Indore-Jaipur-Delhi to evade cops.
During phone conversations, the gang would use code words to avoid detection in case their calls were being traced."They used Lal Qila for Bhairon Mandir and Taj Mahal for Sarai Kala to mislead anyone listening to them," the DCP said.
Verma said raids are being carried out in the city to arrest the buyers of the guns.
The seized guns had a huge profit margin. A .32 mm pistol would be purchased for around Rs 15,000-20,000 and sold further for Rs 25,000. A .9 mm pistol would be purchased for Rs. 15,000 and sold at Rs. 30,000; and .30 mm pistol would be purchased at Rs. 25,000 and sold for Rs.35,000.