statesman news service
New Delhi, 2 July
The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly supplying illegal arms and ammunition in the Capital, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.
According to the additional commissioner of police (crime and railways), Mr Ravindra Yadav, the accused Raju Dabar is a native of Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh. He was paid Rs 5,000 to 7,000 for delivery of the consignment.
"We have recovered a huge cache of arms including four revolvers of .32 bore, six pistols of 7.65 bore and 10 cartridges from his possession," said Mr Yadav.
The gang headed by Sarwan has supplied over 200-250 weapons to various persons during the last four-five years. He took the orders over telephone and the amount was deposited in particular bank accounts. In February, the crime branch in a major breakthrough had seized a huge consignment of illegal weapons.
A team was trailing the persons involved in this trade. During investigation, it was revealed that the weapons were being manufactured in Dhar and Bihar&’s Munger district.
Further input was received that a gang was being led by Sarwan.
There was possibilities that the weapons might have been used by criminals of Delhi and NCR.
To apprehend Sarwan and his associates, a careful study regarding the modus operandi of the gang was carried out. Local sources were also deployed in Delhi, NCR and MP.
A specific input was then received that Sarwan had sent a consignment through one of his conduits.
It was supposed to be in Delhi to a man named Robin near Anand Vihar ISBT. A trap was laid and Raju was overpowered after a brief scuffle, Yadav said.
A case under Arms Act has been filed with the crime branch.