Intelligence-gathering is the key to tackling the increased circulation of firearms, said Sadanand Date, joint commissioner of police, crime.
What steps are being taken to curb the spread of the network?
Their set-up is like a cottage industry. It takes place outside the state, so we have limitations while acting against them. We are focusing on intelligence-gathering and investigation. We have recovered more firearms this year.
What changes have occurred in the crude firearm industry over the past few years?
The crude firearms, better known as country-made firearms, have become more sophisticated. They have been improvised in terms of design, fire power and accuracy.
How do dealers get bullets?
There are many ways. During the probe, we have also found bullets or rounds made in ordinance factories.