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Man, 62, supplying ammunition illegally to criminals arrested in Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A-62-year-old man was arrested for allegedly supplying ammunition illegally to criminals based in Delhi-and Punjab, police said Saturday.

Amarlal, a native of Abohar in and residing in Patel Nagar, was arrested on Friday at Sonia Vihar Pushta road near MCD Khatta here.

He had arrived in a to deliver a huge cache of ammunition to his contact, said G Ram Gopal Naik, of Police (Crime).

A total of 1,000 live cartridges of .32 pistol, 1,000 live cartridges of .315 pistol and Rs 25,000 were recovered from his possession, he said.

During interrogation, Amarlal disclosed that he used to get the ammunition at a cost of Rs 125-150 per cartridge from a known gun house owner at Shahbad in Ambala, Haryana, and sold them to criminals for Rs 200-250 per cartridge, Naik said.

He has been supplying the ammunition illegally to criminals since 2002, the DCP said.

Naik said Amarlal initially used to work as a in gun houses in Abohar and Fazilka in

He then started his own gun house in Abohar but suffered losses, the DCP said

Naik said Amarlal later began selling ammunition illegally to criminals and also helped people get fake arms licenses.

He was first arrested by the CBI in a fake arms license case in 2002 and later on by local police in the Arms Act cases, said the

Further investigation is underway, police said.

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 16:30 IST