Has enough been done to curtail arms supply in Capital?
New Delhi: "Huge arms' haul seized" is a common headline which Delhi people read occasionally, this shows that the Delhi Police and its specialised units like special cell and crime branch have time and again busted gun-running rackets but the question is whether enough has been done to curtail the weapons supply to infamous gangs of Delhi?
With the recent spate of violence on Delhi streets where at least four persons have been killed and two injured in less than 15 days and the answer seems to be 'No'.
While the data might speak in Delhi Police favour and boast about that the use of firearms in heinous crimes has come down to 9.2 percent from last year and 286 cases have been reported till May 15 this year in comparison to 315 last year.
Also, till May 15, 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.
10 days before National capital went into polls massive arms haul seizure was made in which police seized huge cache of arms including as many as 65 pistols besides cartridges and extra magazines and several people were also arrested in Khargone, Dholpur and Aligarh.
However, when the whole country was gripped with election fever, five days after Delhi went to polls a man was shot multiple times by unidentified gunmen.
Two days later the Capital was rocked by a gang war in Dwarka Mor where two gangsters died in an exchange of fire between the two groups. One of them shot dead by a Delhi Police constable.
Later, a gym Trainer and Tik Tok sensation Mohit Mor was shot multiple times in Najafgarh by three men including a juvenile.
This was linked to Dwarka Mor gang war.
On the day after the Lok Sabha election counting, six men fired indiscriminately on a man in Jahangirpuri.
The man luckily survived after he was grazed by a bullet. This recent violent use of the gun shows that more work has to be done to curtail the supply of 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.