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Illegal arms supplier held with 4 pistols, 50 cartridges

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

An illegal arms supplier, carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on him, has been arrested with four pistols and 50 cartridges, the police said today.

On a tip-off that Jeetu Sharma was making frequent trips to for supplying illegal arms and would meet a contact near Indraprastha bus stand for the purpose, a team of police's Special Cell officials was deployed, DCP (Special Cell) P S Kushwaha said.

He was arrested with four .32 pistols and 50 live cartridges of the same bore, the said.

According to Kushwaha, during interrogation, the accused revealed that he was supplying illegal arms for the last five years and so far sold more than 250 pistols in

In September last year, seven pistols sent by him through his carrier was seized by the special cell. was nabbed but Sharma went underground to evade arrest and a reward of Rs 1 lakh was announced for his arrest, the DCP said.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 19:50 IST