Illegal arms racket busted, one held

Illegal arms racket busted, one held

New Delhi: Delhi Police busted an illegal firearms racket and arrested one of its member here with ten country-made pistols, which he had planned to supply to criminals, police said on Wednesday.

“Samsuddin was arrested on Tuesday night on a tip-off by a team of Crime Branch when he came to deliver ten country made pistols to his contacts in west Delhi’s Dwarka area,”Additional Commissioner of Police AK Singla said.

“During interrogation, he (Samsuddin) disclosed that he had procured these illegal pistols from his associate in Mathura. He also informed about people, who had bought firearms from him in Delhi,” Singla said.

“We have set up a team as part of our ongoing special drive to seize illegal arms supplier in view of upcoming Lok Sabha elections,” he added.

“These illegals firearms were manufactured and supplied from Mewat, Mathura and Madhya Pradesh to criminals in Delhi and adjoining districts,” he said.

Samsuddin, 41, is a native of Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district. He along with his brother, Mufeed was involved in supplying illegal weapons to criminals in Delhi and adjoining districts.