New Delhi: The sleuths of Delhi Police Crime Branch have arrested a 62-year-old man, who was allegedly running an inter-state cartel of supplying ammunition to gangsters in national capital, Punjab and other states. Police recovered 2000 live cartridges from the possession of the accused.
The man, identified as Amarlal, a native of Fazilka in Punjab, used to sell cartridges to the criminals for Rs 200-250 per cartridge. Police said that the accused was indulged in this illegal supply of ammunition to the criminals since 2002.
“In the view of recent incidents of use of semi automatic weapons by hardcore criminals, a team of crime branch was directed to trace and apprehend persons who are supplying these arms and ammunition to the criminals of Delhi. The team went to Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh to trace and collect the information about these arms and ammunition suppliers,” said Dr G. Ram Gopal Naik, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Crime Branch.
“Specific inputs were received by the team regarding Amarlal indulge in supplying ammunition to criminals in Delhi and information was also received that he would be coming to Delhi to supply huge consignment of ammunition following which a trap was laid on March 15 at Sonia Vihar Pushta road near MCD Khatta and he was apprehended,” said the DCP.
“During interrogation, the accused disclosed that after he suffered huge loss in the business and due to illness in his family, he started to sell ammunition to criminals. He was also indulged in getting fake arms licenses. He was first arrested by CBI in fake arms license case in 2002,” said the DCP.
“He used to get the ammunition at a cost of Rs 125-150 per cartridge from a known gun house owner in Shahbad (Haryana) and further used to sell to the criminals for Rs 200-250 per cartridge,” said the DCP.
"A total of 1000 live cartridges of .32 pistol and 1000 live cartridges of .315 were recovered from his possession.