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Gun runner held in south Delhi with 14 pistols: Police

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An was arrested near area in south and 14 "sophisticated" pistols were seized from him, police said today.

was arrested from M B Road on Monday evening after the police was tipped-off about his presence, Romil Baaniya, DCP (South) said.

"Iqbal's search led to recovery of 14 sophisticated, .32 bore pistols, carried by him in a bag. A case was registered at the police station and investigation has been taken up," Baaniya said.

The arrest came as part of a Police investigation to bust illegal arms ring in Delhi-

During interrogation, told the police that he was introduced to the illegal arms ring by Mufeed, a resident of his native village in district.

admitted that he was sent by to deliver the pistols to a contact in Delhi, the said.

The accused was paid Rs 1,000 for each illegally smuggled firearm, Baaniya said.

He visited Sendhwa city in on Mufeed's orders, and there he bought guns from local contacts to supply them to criminals operating in Delhi-NCR, he added.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:10 IST