Illegal arms supplier arrested by Crime Branch
An inter-state arms and ammunition supplier who allegedly supplied illegal weapons and hand grenades to Naxals in Jharkhand and gangsters of Najafgarh has been arrested here, police said on Tuesday.
The accused, Raj Kumar Yadav (27), who was carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, was arrested by a Crime Branch team near Dwarka Sector 18 cremation ground on Sunday, Joint Commissioner of Police (crime branch) Ravindra Yadav said.
A pistol, which he tried to fire while he was being nabbed was seized from him along with three live cartridges.
Investigations are on to find out his contacts with other gangsters and Naxalites in Jharkhand, the officer said.
During interrogation, Yadav said that he was arrested for the first time in 2009 in an Arms Act case registered against him at Uttam Nagar police station.
Yadav said that he was lured into supply of illegal arms by one Harcharan Singh. Gradually he came in contact with the gangs of Najafgarh and supplied arms to gangster Vikas Dagar through Harcharan.
He said that he had supplied hand grenades to Vikas to eliminate his rival Kishan Pahalwan in Najafgarh, the officer said.
He also claimed to have contacts with Left wing extremists in Jharkhand whom he supplied arms and ammunition, the officer added.
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