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Illegal arms racket busted, one held

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Police busted an illegal firearms racket and arrested one of its member here with ten country-made pistols, which he had planned to supply to criminals, police said on Wednesday.

"was arrested on Tuesday night on a tip-off by a team of Crime Branch when he came to deliver ten country made pistols to his contacts in west Delhi's Dwarka area,"of said.

"During interrogation, he (Samsuddin) disclosed that he had procured these illegal pistols from his associate in He also informed about people, who had bought firearms from him in Delhi," Singla said.

"We have set up a team as part of our ongoing special drive to seize illegal arms supplier in view of upcoming Lok Sabha elections," he added.

"These illegals firearms were manufactured and supplied from Mewat, and to criminals in and adjoining districts," he said.

Samsuddin, 41, is a native of Uttar Pradesh's district. He along with his brother, was involved in supplying illegal weapons to criminals in and adjoining districts.



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First Published: Thu, March 28 2019. 00:28 IST