Police have also recovered two cars from the six men, which were allegedly used to make deliveries.
Police have also recovered two cars from the six men, which were allegedly used to make deliveries.

Six held for selling ammo to criminals, 4.5k bullets seized

The gun house owners bought cartridges from manufacturers and sold them to the gangs without making proper entries in their books
By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:20 AM IST

After a four-day operation, the Delhi Police arrested six men-- two of them MBA graduates -- and busted a gang that allegedly used to supply ammunitions to criminal gangs in Delhi and neighbouring states. Several bags containing about 4,500 live cartridges of different calibre were also recovered from the men.

Police said of the arrested men, Deepanshu Mishra, 35, an MBA graduate in marketing, owned a gun house in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh while the second MBA graduate, Amit Rao, 33, ran a gun house in Ambala, Haryana. The cartridges were allegedly bought for 80 per piece from various manufacturers and were sold to criminal gangs for as much as 200-250 per bullet.

Police identified the other arrested men as Ramesh Kumar, 46, who used to work for Rao; Ikram, 40, and his brother Akram, 42, both hailing from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh and working as gun repair men in Panipat, Haryana; and Manoj Kumar Chauhan, 39, a security guard who used to deliver the ammunitions consignments for the gang.


Police have also recovered two cars from the six men, which were allegedly used to make deliveries.

Deputy commissioner of police (special cell) Sanjeev Yadav said the first two arrests were made on February 14 from north Delhi’s Burari, after information was received that two suspects carrying illegal ammunitions were coming to the area. “Around 3.30pm, our team spotted Ramesh Kumar in a Hyundai i20 car and just five minutes later, Deepanshu Mishra also arrived there in a red Tata Manza car. Ramesh was spotted handing over a bag to Mishra. The police team searched the vehicles and both men were arrested. About 4,000 cartridges were recovered from the duo,” Yadav said.

During further investigation, police came to know that there was an organised cartel behind the supply of bullets. “In order to arrest the other members of the gang, teams were sent to Jaipur in Rajasthan and the main supplier, Amit Rao, was arrested on Tuesday. Based on Rao’s interrogation and that of the other two arrested men, further searches were conducted in Haryana and brothers Ikram and Akram were arrested. Later, following another search, Manoj Kumar Chauhan was arrested,” the DCP said.

Yadav said, the arrested men disclosed that they used to receive the cartridges from Ramesh Kumar and they would further supply them to various criminals in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

“The gun house owners bought cartridges from local manufacturers at a rate of 80 per bullet. Without making proper entries in their books, the owners further sold these bullets to criminal gangs through other members of the gang for as much as 200-250 per bullet. The profits were shared by all,” a second police officer said.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delhi: 55-year-old man killed in a hit-and-run in Vasant Vihar

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 11:15 AM IST
Vasant Vihar police have registered a case of rash and negligent driving causing death and efforts are on to nab the errant driver
Close
The three jails in Tihar, Mandoli and Rohini collectively hold over 18,000 prisoners. (HT Archive)
The three jails in Tihar, Mandoli and Rohini collectively hold over 18,000 prisoners. (HT Archive)

Delhi: At least 80 prisoners out on ‘emergency parole’ fail to surrender

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 10:06 AM IST
As one of the first measures to decongest jails and ensure social distancing at the start of the pandemic, nearly 1,000 prisoners were released on “emergency parole” in April last year
Close
Farmers raise slogans at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws near Ghaziabad on Thursday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Farmers raise slogans at Ghazipur (Delhi-UP border) during the ongoing protest against the new farm laws near Ghaziabad on Thursday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Farmers’ protest: Key Delhi borders remain shut, traffic diverted

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:41 AM IST
The Delhi Traffic Police have advised motorists travelling between Delhi and Ghaziabad to use EDM Mall, Anand Vihar, Kondli, Surya Nagar, Apsara, Bhopra and Loni borders and avoid the Ghazipur border route
Close
Representational image. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Representational image. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi’s temperature to rise further, air quality continues to remain poor

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:24 AM IST
IMD recordings showed that the maximum temperature at Safdarjung weather station on Thursday, which is the official marker for the city, was 33.2 degrees Celsius, eight degrees above the season’s normal
Close
A bench of justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Amit Bansal – who are hearing the other petitions — sought the Centre’s response and posted the matter for further hearing on April 20.(File photo)
A bench of justices Rajiv Sahai Endlaw and Amit Bansal – who are hearing the other petitions — sought the Centre’s response and posted the matter for further hearing on April 20.(File photo)

Fresh plea seeks legalisation of same-sex unions

By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:51 AM IST
The plea asked the court to declare that SMA applied regardless of sex to any two persons who wish to marry, by reading down gender or sexuality-based restrictions in the act. This is the third petition in the HC seeking legalisation of same-sex unions.
Close
The government said Western ideas cannot be imported to the Indian context, citing the Indian constitutional law and jurisprudence.(File Photo)
The government said Western ideas cannot be imported to the Indian context, citing the Indian constitutional law and jurisprudence.(File Photo)

Centre opposes petitions for same-sex marriage

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:40 AM IST
The government said any interference by a court in the marital statute based on personal laws will create “havoc” in society and will run afoul of the intent of Parliament in framing the laws.
Close
Three weeks ago, the Delhi government floated a tender to set up 500 EV charging points at 100 locations across the city.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)
Three weeks ago, the Delhi government floated a tender to set up 500 EV charging points at 100 locations across the city.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint)

North MCD proposal: An EV charging station, battery swap point every 3km

By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:24 AM IST
The Delhi government aims to register at least five lakh electric vehicles (EVs) in Delhi in the next five years for which it decided to set up EV charging stations at every 3 kms.
Close
Sisodia said the move will make Delhi the “EV Capital” of India. (ANI Photo)
Sisodia said the move will make Delhi the “EV Capital” of India. (ANI Photo)

All depts will make EV switch by Sept: Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia

PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:16 AM IST
With this, the Delhi government will create a hired fleet of at least 2,000 electric cars within six months, which will be used by its departments and agencies.
Close
This street infrastructure is perhaps the kind of installations the city desperately needs in these times.
This street infrastructure is perhaps the kind of installations the city desperately needs in these times.

Delhiwale: An oasis with a cab seat

By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:13 AM IST
The seat is... an ambassador car, the yellow cab often identified with Kolkata. Actually, it’s just the front of the cab; its middle portion lopped off and a nice cushiony seat fitted into it (which could as well be the back-seat of the same cab).
Close
Protestors pelt stones towards police during the protest. Empty tear gas shells, pins of used gas grenades, stones, bricks, broken glass bottles, three burnt bikes and plastic bottles containing a green chemical were scattered for almost a kilometre on both the carriageways of the 66-ft road, between Seelampur Chowk and Jafrabad Metro station. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Protestors pelt stones towards police during the protest. Empty tear gas shells, pins of used gas grenades, stones, bricks, broken glass bottles, three burnt bikes and plastic bottles containing a green chemical were scattered for almost a kilometre on both the carriageways of the 66-ft road, between Seelampur Chowk and Jafrabad Metro station. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Riots wounds still raw, Chauhan Banger gets ready for bypolls

By Risha Chitlangia
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 06:08 AM IST
Chauhan Banger with 40,000 voters is one of the five municipal wards where bypolls are scheduled on February 28. The bypoll was necessitated in the ward, as the sitting AAP councillor, Abdul Rehman, won the assembly election from Seelampur last year.
Close
The police contended that though the names of other accused persons could not be mentioned initially in the FIR but police officials have properly identified the offenders in their statement.(ANI Photo)
The police contended that though the names of other accused persons could not be mentioned initially in the FIR but police officials have properly identified the offenders in their statement.(ANI Photo)

Delhi court grants bail to 16 accused in violence at Singhu border

By Richa Banka, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:55 AM IST
Additional sessions judge Shivani Anand granted bail to the 16 accused, stating injuries suffered by other police officials were superficial except those on the body of SHO Alipur.
Close
Photo of Pune-based engineer Shantanu Muluk, an accused in the toolkit case.(Reuters)
Photo of Pune-based engineer Shantanu Muluk, an accused in the toolkit case.(Reuters)

Toolkit accused Shantanu Muluk gets safety from arrest till March 9

By Richa Banka
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:46 AM IST
The police have alleged that Disha Ravi, Muluk and Nikita Jacob allegedly created an online toolkit intending to help a section of protesting farmers. According to the police, the toolkit was a sinister design to defame India and incite unrest.
Close
At least 53 persons were killed and 581 injured in the riots last year, which was allegedly triggered by a clash between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and those opposing it.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)
At least 53 persons were killed and 581 injured in the riots last year, which was allegedly triggered by a clash between supporters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and those opposing it.(Sanchit Khanna/HT file photo)

Police submit 3rd charge sheet in Delhi riots case

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:41 AM IST
Using the footage from each camera, police have made an attempt to show the court how on February 24, locals were mobilised between 11.30am and 1.30pm, given weapons and told to gather on the Wazirabad main road to attack police personnel.
Close
Testing of tap water was conducted to check Organoleptic and physical parameters and know the chemical and toxic substances and bacteriological quality besides virological and biological parameters.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
Testing of tap water was conducted to check Organoleptic and physical parameters and know the chemical and toxic substances and bacteriological quality besides virological and biological parameters.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)

Water crisis looms as Nangal channel gears up for repairs

UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 05:38 AM IST
Delhi receives at least 232 MGD (million gallons per day) water through the Nangal channel, which helps meet the city’s 25% water requirement, which is estimated to be 935 MGD.
Close
File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT_PRINT)
File photo of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (HT_PRINT)

Only AAP capable of challenging BJP across states, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 04:37 AM IST
The chief minister on Thursday participated in roadshows in Trilokpuri, Seelampur and Kondli localities, campaigning for party candidates ahead of municipal bypolls in five wards of Delhi scheduled on Sunday. Delhi goes to municipal polls in 2022.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP