Two key men in net, cops turn heat on arms dealers
In a major catch that would go a long way in cutting the illegal gun supply route, the city police have arrested two ‘most-wanted’ gunrunners from Sector 5 for dealing in illegal arms and fake driving licences.Updated: Jan 24, 2012 00:52 IST
In a major catch that would go a long way in cutting the illegal gun supply route, the city police have arrested two ‘most-wanted’ gunrunners from Sector 5 for dealing in illegal arms and fake driving licences.
Five revolvers and materials used to make fake licences were also recovered. The accused were identified as Naushad, 36, a resident of Dighal, Rohtak, and Sanjay, 39, of Bidlan, Sonepat.
“We were on a lookout for these men for a long time. Naushad has been booked in many cases and was the kingpin of the gun supply chain that dealt with gangs in Haryana,” said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (crime).
According to the police, Naushad started dealing in fake driving licences in 2001 in Gurgaon but the business didn’t yield the desired profit. So, he started supplying illegal pistols which he used to get from Madhya Pradesh. He would often travel in trucks. For the drivers, he was their hero as he would facilitate fake licences.
At the time of arrest, the police found fake DLs, stamps, cartridges and pistols, including .32 bore and country-made revolvers. They were sold at prices ranging from R5,000 to Rs 50,000.
First Published: Jan 24, 2012 00:51 IST