Man arrested with country-made pistol at police picket

The accused, Akshay, is already involved in three cases of murder, attempt to murder & firing in public place.

New Delhi: Picket checking by south-east district police is proving to be fruitful in detection of criminals and illegal weapons.

Recently the staff of PS Kalkaji, South-East district attained a major success with the detection and arrest of an armed criminal namely Akshay Dagar.

The 24-year-old was previously involved in three cases of murder, attempt to murder and firing in public place.

The police has also seized a Country made pistol with a live cartridge from his possession. Police said that the accused loved to show off pistol before friends and contacts.

On January 10, at about 12:15 am midnight, during night checking at Paras picket, Nehru Place, SI Satvinder along with HC Avnesh Tyagi and Ct. Jaspal were checking the vehicles.

One Swift car was seen coming from Kalkaji side, the vigil picket staff signalled the Swift car to stop.

But instead of stopping the car, the driver tried to run but was successfully intercepted by the picket staff on the picket only.

The activities of the car driver were suspicious and were accordingly searched by the staff.

During his search a country made pistol loaded with one live cartridge was recovered.

During sustained interrogation, it was revealed that accused is already involved in three heinous cases of murder, attempt to murder & firing in public place.

Accused has studied till class 10th at his village Jafarpur and thereafter he came to Madangir to his sister’s house for studies. He was pursuing B.Tech from P.D.M College, Bahadurgarh but left studies in between.

He was arrested in a murder case in 2015 in a family property dispute related crime but was bailed out after witness turned hostile.

Accused Akshay further disclosed that he is not only fond of keeping a weapon and also loves to show off to his friends and contacts to earn their awe and respect.

He is also involved in properties and real estate business/deals and with a pistol he has already been arrested in 03 cases of Arms Act.

He came to Kalkaji to celebrate his own birthday with his friends in Kalkaji area. As he was returning after celebrating the party, he was apprehended at the police picket.

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