An Inter-State gang indulging in illegal firearm trade has been busted with the arrest of one Akram Khan from near Ashram Chowk, Sidhartha Extn., Ring Road, New Delhi, on October 16 at about 10:30 pm where he had come to deliver a huge cache of Sendhwa (MP) manufactured semi automatic weapons to his contact, according to police.
It is understood that the gang used to procure sophisticated semi automatic pistols from Sendhwa, MP and sell them further to criminal elements in Delhi and NCR. A haul of 28 semi automatic sophisticated pistols recovered from the possession of accused 24-year-old Khan, a resident of Mewat, Haryana, who was arrested by a team of Special Cell.
Some of the recovered pistols are engraved with “MADE IN USA” mark, said police.
“The gang supplies illegal weapons in east and west Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Akram Khan said he worked for Mufeed of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh and Khursheed of Bharatpur in Rajasthan,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P.S. Kushwah said.
During his interrogation, it was revealed that he was working for a few people, the main receivers of these illegal arms from Sendhwa (MP). A case vide FIR No. 59/16 dated 17.10.206 u/s 25 Arms Act, PS Special Cell, New Delhi has been registered.
Further investigation is in progress.