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Arms dealer caught, loaded pistol seized

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 29, 2018, 1:28 am IST
Updated : Jan 29, 2018, 1:28 am IST

Efforts were made to arrest him but he went into hiding.

On January 23, specific information was received that he was in Karol Bagh  The team acted swiftly and nabbed him. (Photo:PTI)
 On January 23, specific information was received that he was in Karol Bagh The team acted swiftly and nabbed him. (Photo:PTI)

NEW DELHI: A notorious arms supplier and member of interstate syndicate was arrested by a team of Delhi Police special cell.

Police identified the arms supplier as Shiv Pratap Singh, alias Raju (25), a resident of Sangam Vihar. It also recovered one loaded, sophisticated pistol and five live cartridges from him.

According to police, information was received that several gangs were engaged in the supply of illegal weapons to the criminals of Delhi/NCR and surrounding areas. In order to cut down this supply of illegal firearms, the special cell had launched a drive against the traffickers.

In the recent past, the special cell had busted a syndicate that was supplying arms and ammunitions to the criminals of Delhi and NCR. Some members of this syndicate, namely Kailash, Madhav, Rifakat, and Nanak, have been arrested and so far 68 sophisticated pistols, one carbine and some ammunition have been recovered from them.

During interrogation, the accused disclosed some other names, including that of Shiv Pratap Singh, who was part of this syndicate. Efforts were made to arrest him but he went into hiding.

On January 23, specific information was received that he was in Karol Bagh  The team acted swiftly and nabbed him.

Tags: illegal weapons, arms dealer