Arms supplier arrested, carbine recovered
New Delhi: The recovery of sophisticated weapons like carbines from illegal arms dealers is giving Delhi Police a new challenge to cop up with. This is not the first time, however, the major area of concern remains that where the receivers intend to use this machine gun. Though the police claim that they are trying hard to cut both supplier and the receiver chain, but such deadly weapon is still a major concern at the national level.
Days after North East Delhi police arrested a sharp shooter with a carbine, a team of Special Cell has arrested one notorious arms manufacturer and supplier, identified as Nanak alias Rahul, 26, a resident of Barwani district, Madhya Pradesh, and have recovered 32 sophisticated illegal pistols and one automatic carbine from his possession. Nanak was carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head from Delhi and another reward on his arrest from Madhya Pradesh.
A Delhi police officer said that these weapons are primarily being procured from the arms manufacturers based in Dhar, Barwani, Burhanpur and Khargone districts of MP and Munger district of Bihar. Five arms traffickers namely Arshad, Mobai, Kailash, Madhav and Rifaqat were arrested by special cell in recent past. "The carbine was meant to be supplied to gangs of Outer Delhi. This is a major area of concern for us," said the police officer.
It was learnt in wake of recent few arrests of carriers and receivers by the Special Cell, Nanak was in search of new avenues for his business. He was also getting desperate to sell his mounting inventory of illegal fire arms. He was facing difficulty in finding reliable and competent carriers. On January 1, specific information was received regarding the movement of Nanak who was later arrested at Mukarba Chowk.
"He is supplying arms to the receivers of Delhi, NCR at a cost of Rs. 12 to 15 000, each. The recovered carbine has been priced for Rs 1 lakh. Efforts are being made to identify other receivers and manufacturers of this syndicate." said DCP Special Cell P S Kushwah.