On Wednesday, the police had said they arrested Dhiraj Yadav, the suspected sharpshooter, who is allegedly a part of Ashok Rathi gang.(HT Archives. Representative image)
On Wednesday, the police had said they arrested Dhiraj Yadav, the suspected sharpshooter, who is allegedly a part of Ashok Rathi gang.(HT Archives. Representative image)

After arrests in Naurangpur murder case, huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered

According to the police, a team of police personnel from crime branch Sector 17 recovered five pistols, two country-made guns, two revolvers, 97 live ammunition, nine shell casings, a Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza car, a Mahindra Scorpio SUV and a scooter.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 10:36 AM IST

Three days after arresting four men, including a suspected sharpshooter of a gang, for allegedly murdering a rival gangster in Naurangpur village near Kherki Daula, police on Saturday said they have seized a huge cache of firearms and ammunition apart from cars and a two-wheeler from the suspects’ possession.

According to the police, a team of police personnel from crime branch Sector 17 recovered five pistols, two country-made guns, two revolvers, 97 live ammunition, nine shell casings, a Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza car, a Mahindra Scorpio SUV and a scooter.

Preet Pal, assistant commissioner of police (ACP), crime, said, “This is one of the biggest recoveries of weapons and ammunition in Gurugram in recent times. The men informed us about these possessions during the interrogation.”

On Wednesday, the police had said they arrested Dhiraj Yadav, the suspected sharpshooter, who is allegedly a part of Ashok Rathi gang. Dhiraj and the victim, identified as Manjeet Yadav, allegedly had an ongoing rivalry. The police had said Dhiraj and three associates hatched a conspiracy to kill Manjeet as he had control over the newspaper distribution and the supply of security guards and domestic helpers to condominiums in the Kherki Daula area. Although Dhiraj wanted to take over the reported business, Manjeet would purportedly not let anyone enter his business zone.

Dhiraj had allegedly asked the other three suspects to murder Manjeet and provided them with weapons and vehicles, the police added.

“Dhiraj was also involved in another murder case which took place in Jhajjar over nine days ago. He was the one to provide weapons to the assailants,” the ACP said. He said that the four suspects were sent to judicial custody on Saturday.

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