New Delhi: Delhi Police busted an interstate illegal arms supplier gang on Thursday by arresting two alleged arm suppliers and their aide active in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi-NCR region for the last 20 years. The criminals have been identified as Khilafat, Furkaan both residents of Meerut in UP and their associate Khalid.
They were transporting the weapons in a truck from Sendhwa in Madhya Pradesh to supply in the national capital when the police arrested them near Murga Mandi in Gazipur area here in the wee hours of Thursday.
A special cell of the police recovered 19 pistols and two revolvers along with 34 magazines from their possession. "Nineteen semi-automatic pistols of .32 bore with 15 extra magazines i.e total 34 magazines and two revolvers of .32 bore were recovered from the trio," a press release from the police said. While eight pistols were found in Furkaan and Khilafat's possession, Khalid was in possession of three pistols and two revolvers.
Khilafat and Furkaan had been arrested in a number of cases related to arms smuggling in Delhi and UP. "Khilafat is previously involved in 15 and Furkaan is involved in eight such criminal cases in the two states," the communique said. Khilafat was also wanted in a case of Arms Act registered by the special cell in 2017 and a trial court had issued non-bailable warrant against him, the police said.
The main supplier has been identified as Dalip Singh of Umethi village in Sendhwa, Madhya Pradesh. A case under the Arms Act has been registered and the police are further investigating the matter.
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