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3 arms supplier held with 6 illegal firearms in west Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three alleged arms suppliers have been arrested with six firearms including a US made pistol, from west Delhi's Paschim Puri, police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Crime Branch arrested (36), Waseem (28), and Lalit Kumar (43), in Paschim Puri last evening, DCP(Crime) said.

On checking, a US-made pistol along with 10 live cartridges were found in Prateek's possession. Waseem was carrying a 7.65 bore pistol with two live rounds while Lalit was carrying a 7.65 bore pistol with two live rounds, he said.

On searching their car, three more firearms were found in the boot, Tirkey said.

Thirty-five live cartridges of 9 mm bore were also recovered in a bag from the car that belonged to Prateek, he said.

Prateek, a University graduate, used to procure illegal firearms from He tapped the illegal firearms market there through Waseem and used to sell to customers arranged by Lalit, the DCP said.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 21:15 IST