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Another gun running racket with Bihar link smashed in Delhi

Last Updated: Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 00:34

New Delhi: Four persons, including the nephew of an accused in the attack on a Delhi MLA, were arrested for their alleged involvement in running a gun racket that was supplying high-quality Munger guns to criminals in National Capital Region.
Delhi Police`s Special Cell arrested Hemant, the nephew of Udai Beer Singh who is presently in jail in connection with the attack on Najafgarh MLA Bharat Singh, yesterday when he had come to Lajwant Chowk near Tihar Jail to collect the guns.

Besides Hemant, police arrested Mehraj Alam and Maqsood and Dhirender, a middleman involved in this racket.

Eight sophisticated pistols (2 of 0.9 MM bore and 6 of 0.32 MM bore) along with spare cartridge cases were recovered from their possession, police said on Friday.

The arrests came within a few days of police unearthing another racket of supplying weapons to criminals in the NCR and Uttar Pradesh.

"Hemant had come in the contact of Dhirendar some time ago through some contractors in his family. Dhirendar has long been in this trade of running illicit firearms procured from Munger and his principal supplier was one Akram," Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell, said.

During interrogation, Hemant revealed that earlier also, he had purchased many firearms from Dhirendar and revealed that he is the nephew of Singh.


First Published: Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 00:34

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