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Class 12 girl arrested for gun-running

delhi Updated: Nov 13, 2010 02:12 IST
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A 20-year-old Class 12 student and her accomplice were arrested by the Delhi Police for their alleged involvement in a Bihar-based network of arms smugglers.

Police claimed the group acquired and sold semi-automatic weapons and ammunition to criminal in the NCR.

“The duo has been identified as Zainab Nisha and Riyaz Mohammed (42),: said Shibesh Singh, additional deputy commissioner of police (special cell). “They were caught red-handed from a restaurant in Brijpuri area (in northeast Delhi) on Tuesday evening.”

A recent recruit into the network, Zainab is pursuing Class 12 through the Open School, while Riyaz is a full-time operative of the gang, police said.

“Zainab and Riyaz were carrying four semi-automatic pistols of .32 bore in cardboard boxes — normally shoe boxes — concealed in plastic bags,” said senior police officer. “The girl acts as a marketing executive – basically looking for prospective clients among criminals in Delhi and the NCR. Riyaz procures the arms.”

Riyaz reportedly confessed to receiving the arms and ammunition from his brother-in-law, who in turn used to source them from Bihar and Jharkhand.