Delhi: 3 members of a gang procuring illegal firearms arrested

The Delhi police from a long time was keeping a tight vigilance on gangs for acquiring illegal arms.

New Delhi: Three suspected members of a gang, who were on the run after allegedly killing a man in southeast Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar area, were arrested, police said on Wednesday.

The South District police was keeping a tight vigil on the gangs procuring illegal firearms from other states to commit crimes in the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR), they said.

During investigation, it emerged that the alleged members of the Shakti Naidu gang killed one Kanakrattanam alias Vickey in Madangir over dominance in the area in August. They were absconding since then, the police said.

On November 22, the police learnt that the accused – Ajay Nagarwal alias Surit Puri, Shiv Raj alias Sulli and Singha Ram -- were wanted in connection with the killing of Vickey, would come to execute their plan of killing rival gangsters, they said.

A trap was laid near the Valmiki Mandir in Vasant Gaon to nab the accused, the police said.

The accused alighted from a car and were waiting for someone. However, after they sensed the police' presence, they tried to get into the car and escaped. However, they were surrounded by the police team and subsequently overpowered, the police said.

A sophisticated pistol made in Japan with five live cartridges, was seized from Nagarwal, they said.

A sophisticated pistol made in England with five live cartridges was seized from Shiv Raj and another pistol, made in Italy, with two live cartridges was seized from the accused. Eight other firearms were seized from the car in which the accused were travelling, police said.

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