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Woman arms trafficker, two associates nabbed

With one husband dead and another in jail, 30-year-old Miskin was leading a complacent life as one of the most notorious arms traffickers in Uttar Pradesh.

In her chosen illegal business, Miskin roped in several local criminals and created a network of arms traffickers. These traffickers procured sophisticated semi-automatic weapons from Madhya Pradesh and supplied them in various areas of Western UP and Delhi.

Her luck, however, ran out when the Special Cell unit of Delhi Police nabbed her along with two of her associates, Jabir and Balu, from Dilshad Garden area on Friday.

Cops also recovered 30 country-made weapons, including two automatic sophisticated 7.65 mm Carbines, seven 9 mm semi-automatic sophisticated pistols, two 7.65 mm revolvers and 19 semi-automatic sophisticated pistols.

"The carbines were marked with a price of Rs 50,000 and the pistols at Rs 20,000," said Special Cell source.

The Southern Range of Special Cell unit had been chasing Miskin and her gang for the past one year. "We knew that this woman was behind several weapons which came into the city. After working on the case, we received inputs that the woman along with two of her associates, would come near GTB Hospital Chowk, Dilshad Garden around 7 pm, to deliver a huge consignment of weapons to their buyer," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), P S Kushwah.

Acting on the input, a team led by Inspector Satender Mohan, along with eleven other police officials, reached the spot.

Around 7.15 pm, Miskin and the other two accused were seen getting off an e-rickshaw. They were carrying a large battery and were waiting for the buyer.

When the buyer did not turn up, the three miscreants decided to leave.

"We immediately apprehended them. They were all carrying bags filled with pistols. However, the semi-automatic carbines were all concealed inside the battery, which they used as a cover to slip past the border police. This was never seen before, as accused in the past have used white plastic bags to conceal the weapons," Kushwah added.

During interrogation, Miskin revealed that the weapons were purchased from a supplier based in Sendhwa in Madhya Pradesh. Following this, these illegal arms were supplied to prospective buyers in Delhi.

According to Special Cell sources, Miskin did not sell the weapons out of a dire need for money. "She had made a lot of money from the weapons sales and had a comfortable life. Around 10 years ago, her husband passed away due to illness and later she married a local criminal Salim. In 2014, her second husband was arrested for a murder case, so she rallied the local criminals and started her own arms trafficking racket. We are now trying to ascertain the other members of the racket," said Kushwah.
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