Delhi Police recover sophisticated weapons from local gangsters

  • Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 08, 2016 17:56 IST
The Taurus pistol costs anywhere between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 40 lakh and is not sold in India. (HT Photo)

Three highly sophisticated firearms, including a US army pistol and a foreign-made laser light equipped gun, have been recovered from two interstate gangsters involved in a series of murders in Haryana and Delhi, police said on Wednesday.

Gyanendra alias Gadku and Rajesh Dahiya are members of the Mandhoti gang that is involved in a three-decade-long rivalry with the Sunda gang. More than 50 members of these gangs have been killed during this period.

The last time the gangs were in the news when Gadku killed four people in 2011.

Gadku and Dahiya were arrested on June 4 from the southwestern outskirts of Delhi following information that they were trying to take shelter in the national capital, Ravindra Yadav, joint commissioner of police (crime branch) said.

“A Taurus pistol fitted with laser light, one US army pistol, and a carbine along with 66 cartridges were recovered from the possession of the two gangsters,” Yadav said.

The Taurus pistol costs anywhere between Rs 30 lakh to Rs 40 lakh and is not sold in India.

He added they are interrogating them to ascertain the source through which they procured the foreign-made sophisticated weapons.

“The two have been misleading us by giving names of different persons from whom they sourced the foreign made weapons. We are questioning some more people in this connection,” said Yadav.

Police have not ruled out the possibility that the guns were smuggled into India from Pakistan.

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