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Gang of four arrested with illegal weapons

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 26, 2013
First Published: 02:59 IST(26/5/2013) | Last Updated: 03:00 IST(26/5/2013)

Delhi police have arrested four persons and found 20 "sophisticated" country-made .32 bore pistols on them.

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Police sources said the guns had been manufactured in Munger, Bihar, and were to be sold in Delhi for Rs. 15,000-Rs 20,000 each.

"We arrested Allouddin, Mohd Rustam, Shakir and Shehzaad. They had been involved in the manufacture and supply of high-quality illegal firearms to criminals in the national capital region and west Uttar Pradesh for several years. We got 20 sophisticated pistols along with 20 extra magazines from them," said SN Srivastava, special commissioner of police (special cell).

Srivastava said a police team had been tracking movements of well-organised criminal gangs believed to be involved in the supply of illegal arms in the NCR.

"Sources have been extensively deployed in Munger, Kolkata and other areas to develop intelligence about the movements of these gangs," Srivastava added.

Sources said Allouddin was recently freed from jail and the police had been tracking him. The four were arrested from near Shanti Van along with a cache of illegal firearms. During interrogation, they revealed that they had been active for over five years.

"They made frequent visits to Munger to buy illegal pistols. The weapons they supplied were used to commit some serious crimes. They had developed a network to supply the pistols," a senior police officer said.

Allouddin had earlier violated the arms violations thrice in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. The others had criminal records. The police said they were likely to arrest more people linked to the network.

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