Three suppliers of illegal arms arrested, five pistols recovered
New Delhi: Three people allegedly involved in supplying illegal arms and ammunition to criminal gangs of Najafgarh and National Capital Region were arrested by Dwarka district police here on Monday.
Law enforcement agencies claimed that those accused used passenger buses for shipment of these illegal weapons.
The arrested acccused have been identified as Gajender Singh, 25, Umar, 34, and Mohammad Sajid, 34.
Five pistols of different caliber and live rounds of 7.65 bore have been recovered.
The recovered arms and ammunition were procured from Mathura by Gajender.
This module was operating since last one year and has supplied several illegal pistols to various gangsters, criminals of Delhi and NCR, a police officer said. The arrests were made by the team of AATS (Dwarka), formed under the supervision of ACP Operations/Dwarka Somendra Pal Tyagi and led by Inspector Raj Kumar.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Sibhesh Singh stated that Gajendra was arrested on January 16 near Metro Pillar No.705 on Najafgarh-Uttam Nagar Road.
During his police custody remand, two more criminals were arrested from Ranhola, New Delhi.
The senior police official said a bloody gang war was simmering in the area of Najafgarh between various gangs pertaining to villages in and around Najafgarh which has claimed many lives in the recent past.
There was a secret input that criminals are arranging illegal arms and ammunition at the high cost to pin down their rivals and such illegal arms are supplied in areas adjoining Najafgarh.
Police claimed that Gajender Singh on getting demand for pistols, he used to travel to Mathura (UP) and convey type and quantity of pistols in demand to his acquaintance Harish Chander in Mathura who arranged for weapons.
Gajender used to procure pistols from Devender, Manoj and Dhanraj through Harish Chander.
The journey from Mathura to Delhi was performed by him mostly in buses as detection by police is difficult in buses.
He sold country-made pistol for Rs 5,000 while the automatic pistol was sold for anything between Rs.25,000 to Rs.30,000.