The Anti-Terrorism Squad of Mumbai police is probing the possibility that 28-year-old Kailash Singh, who was arrested with a bag of weapons, was to deliver them to an underworld gang.
Singh was arrested on Thursday with 10 pistols, one carbine and 50 bullets.
The ATS officers suspect Singh could be delivering the weapons to the upcoming Kumar Pillai gang involved in cases of
extortion and threatening builders.
On Monday, an accused identified as Lafda Shetty had barged into a the office of Lakshmi Corporation in Vikhroli and tried to fire. Shetty was, however, unable to as the weapon got jammed.
The fact that three days later Singh was arrested from Chembur, which is near Vikhroli, the ATS is probing whether Singh was ordered to deliver weapons to members of the Kumar Pillai gang.
According to ATS officers, Singh could just be a deliveryman or could be attached to an inter-state gang. Singh had visited Mumbai two months ago with a consignment and managed to get away but the ATS had kept an eye on his movements and arrested him as soon as he landed in the city with the delivery.
When contacted, Deputy Commissioner of Police (ATS) Pradeep Sawant said that they are probing various angles. “We are interrogating Singh to find out who was Singh delivering the weapons to,” said Sawant.
ATS officers said the seized weapons could be used by the underworld as the carbines are multi-operational and convenient to gangsters as they fire multiple bullets at one go and do not give time for the opponent to react.