Delhi Police busts International Arms trafficking racket where gun supply is from Pakistan

The 0.30 bore pistls seized were of Chinese and Russian make while two of the 0.22 bore pistols included a Walther (German) and Sig Sauer (USA)

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  • Delhi Police busted an international arms trafficking racket and arrested the two accused  after a brief exchange of firing
  • A consignment of 10 sophisticated foreign made pistols was recovered
  • Mohammad Rehan and Mohammad Qurban, two brothers who are residents of Khurja were identified as the accused

August 19, 2016: The Delhi Police has busted an international arms trafficking racket and arrested the two accused after a brief exchange of firing on August 18 near Indraprastha Park in Delhi. The guns were being supplied from Pakistan via Nepal by terror organizations in India and sold in different parts of the country.

A consignment of 10 sophisticated foreign made pistols was recovered by the Special cell, the anti-terror unit of the Police. 10 pistols and 157 live cartridges were recovered. The 0.30 bore pistols seized were of Chinese and Russian make while two of the 0.22 bore pistols included a Walther (German) and Sig Sauer (USA), reports The New Indian Express.

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Mohammad Rehan and Mohammad Qurban, two brothers who are residents of Khurja were identified as the accused. According to the report by New Indian Express, they were caught when they had come near Indraprastha Park to deliver the pistols and ammunition to one of their suppliers. The Special Cell sleuths intercepted them and resorted to firing at them and they were caught.

Delhi Police Special Cell officials display pistols recovered after they busted an arms racket in New Delhi on Jan.13, 2014. Two persons were arrested. (Photo: IANS)
Delhi Police Special Cell officials display pistols recovered after they busted an arms racket in New Delhi on Jan.13, 2014. Two persons were arrested. (Image Source: IANS)

This year in 2016, the Delhi Police has busted many guns supplying racket in the capital. In April, illegally manufactured guns were seized by the Delhi Police Special Cell and in May, the Crime Branch busted a gang recovered 11 country–made firearms. The weapons were manufactured in Uttar Pradesh and the raids recovered 0.315 bore rifles and 0.32 bore pistols that were priced between Rs. 25,000 and 30,000in NCR and in Delhi for as much as Rs. 50,000, reported the leading news portal.

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Also, a team of Madhya Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) busted a syndicate engaged in supply of illegal arms. Several arms smugglers were arrested and many firearms and ammunitions were recovered.

– prepared by Ajay Krishna of NewsGram. Twitter: @ajkrish14

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