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'Gun culture' poses biggest threat to city's peace!

Gun culture poses biggest threat to citys peace!

New Delhi: Five men have been shot dead in different parts of India's capital Delhi in a span of 24 hours, raising serious questions on the law and order situation. Though, the Delhi Police claims that the murders have been a fallout of personal enmity but the fact remains that the criminals are procuring illegal weapons at will and disrupting the peace of the Indian Capital.

The question is whether gun culture is emerging as a new threat to the peace of the capital?

This recent violent use of the gun shows that more work has to be done to curtail the supply of illegal firearms in the Capital from NCR and Munger in Bihar.

The supply chain needs to be broken, information network to be strengthened and the source of the gun running rackets should be brought to book for a substantial change.

Criminals have been getting good quality pistols ranging from 15 thousand to 25 thousand from the grey market in Western UP and Munger in Bihar. Despite Special Cell and Crime Branch of Delhi police engaging criminals into armed encounter, it seems the criminal's aren't afraid of settling scores on the streets.

Delhi witnessed armed gang war around the time of Delhi Lok Sabha elections which killed four, this is the second spurt of violence in which 5 men were gunned down between Thursday and Friday.

In the Bhalswa Dairy area, a 42-year-old property dealer and a 17-year-old boy were shot dead in separate incidents, unidentified men shot dead a 35-year-old man in west Delhi''s Vikaspuri area and two men were gunned down in Nand Nagari. The law and order situation of the capital has gone for a toss.However, according to Delhi Police till 15 May, 1,081 illegal arms were seized as against 736 in 2018 which shows a rise of 47 percent rise in the seizure of firearms in the city.

Overall heinous crime in 2019 is down by 10.5% while crime using firearms is down by 5.65 %.

Zafar Abbas

Zafar Abbas

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