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Gun trader arrested with 27 illegal pistols

The Special Cell of Delhi Police busted a firearms racket with the arrest of one person.

According to the police, 27 high quality pistols were seized from his possession. The accused has been identified as Ram Singh (50), a resident of Madhya Pradesh.

Police said the operation was a part of their ongoing effort to check the supply of illegal arms to Delhi and the NCR region under which several other arms traffickers were nabbed earlier.

Police arrested the 50-year-old accused and seized the high quality illegal pistols from nearby the Akshardham Temple complex in Delhi. A case under the Arms Act has been registered against him.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, (Special Cell), Pramod Singh Kushwah, said they got information on Saturday that an inter-state gang was involved in the supply of illegal pistols to criminals based in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and the gang members would be coming to deliver a consignment 
to a receiver on National Highway 24 near Akshardham Sethu here.

Police said Singh was caught near the Sethu with a bag and during interrogation he disclosed that he had come to deliver illegal pistols which were concealed in the bag. On checking, the police team found 27 pistols of 0.32 bore in the bag.

Singh had come to supply the arms in Delhi and NCR on earlier occasions as well.

He had earlier been convicted in an Arms Act case in Madhya Pradesh, said the Special Cell officials.

Police said further investigation is in progress and efforts are being made to find out his associates in Delhi, NCR and Madhya Pradesh.
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