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2 wanted arms peddlers arrested in joint operation by Delhi Police, Meerut Crime Branch

The Delhi Police had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads and the Meerut police had declared a reward of Rs 25,000 each.

Statesman News Service | Meerut |

Two arms peddler with a reward of Rs 1.25 lakh each on their heads were arrested in a joint operation of the special cell of Delhi Police and Meerut crime branch on Monday night from Lisari Gate area of Meerut.

According to the police, the arrested men have been identified as Sandeep Medhak and Furkan. The arrested arms peddlers were allegedly active in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other northern states and had over a dozen cases registered against them at different police stations. They used to supply arms on demand in Delhi, Haryana, UP etc.

The Delhi Police had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads and the Meerut police had declared a reward of Rs 25,000 each.

The Delhi Police had arrested five arms peddlers in Delhi on October 8, including gang’s kingpin Saidullah. On information provided by him, the police came to know about Furkan and Sameer. They also came to know about their hideout in Lisari gate area.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police then approached the district police. A joint team raided the Lisari gate area and arrested both arms peddlers on Monday night. They recovered a 32 bore pistol, a country made pistol, cartridges and a Scott with a Delhi number from their possession.

ASP, Crime Branch Satpal Antil said Sandeep Medhak and Furkan used to make illegal arms and gradually started supplying them to neighbouring states on demand. They were in contact with arms manufacturers and suppliers of Munger in Bihar.

The Delhi Police also had arrested three artisans of Munger from Furkan’s house here in October. But at that time, Furkan had managed to escape. The artisans used to help in manufacturing of arms.

ASP Antil said teams were investigating their network of buyers and peddlers and they would be sent to jail soon.