A 50-year-old man, allegedly involved in supplying weapons to criminals in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, was arrested here, the police said today.
Fifteen sophisticated pistols and two revolvers along with 10 spare magazines were recovered from the possession of Khazan Singh at the time of his arrest near Ashram Chowk here, they added.
The Special Cell was having information about the arms syndicate led by Singh, who belongs to Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
Teams were sent to Burhanpur, Sendhwa, Khargone and Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) to track the movements of the members of this syndicate.
On March 25, the police learnt that Singh, who used to procure illegal arms from Khandwa and then supply to Delhi, Haryana and UP has received a big consignment of pistols, said PS Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell).
Singh, who was on his way to deliver the consignment of weapons to criminals in Delhi and Western UP, was arrested from a pre-decided meeting point near Nafed building, Ashram Chowk here, the place where the illegal arms trade was going to take place.
During interrogation, he told police about supplying over 700 pistols to various criminals in the last two years.
"He revealed that he used to purchase a pistol for Rs 10,000 from suppliers of MP and thereon sell them for an amount ranging from Rs. 20,000 to 25,000 per pistol," police said.
The accused has been previously arrested in 12 criminal cases including that of murder, attempt to murder, robbery, assault, etc.
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