Mumbai: In two separate cases, Crime
Branch officials have arrested an alleged member of Chhota
Rajan gang, and a Bihar-based supplier of firearms from the
city, seizing 17 pistols and ammunition.
Acting on a tip-off, a trap was laid and Zuber Jamaadar
(34), a member of Rajan gang, was arrested from outside
Ghatkopar Railway station on Wednesday, Joint Police
Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy told reporters today.
A 0.38 foreign-make pistol, 56 cartridges -- including 50
`prohibited bore` 9mm weapon bullets used by the police or the
armed forces, which can not be used by civilians -- were
recovered from him, Roy said.
Zuber was a close aide of Farid Tanasha, who was killed
last year allegedly by members of Bharat Nepali gang, Roy
Zuber was believed to have procured the pistol from
Tanasha, police said.
Such weapons are usually smuggled into the country via
Nepal and Bangla Desh, Roy said.
In the other case, a Bihar-based weapons supplier Manohar
Gupta (35) was arrested from suburban Bhandup last night,
As many as 16 country-made pistols of different types and
ten rounds which had been brought from Chapra in Bihar were
seized from his possession, Roy said.
There is a new "trend" in the underworld, where a
weapon-supplier comes to the city and sells firearms to the
highest bidder, he said.
"Gupta did not arrive here to hand over the weapons to
a particular person or a gang. The accused says he sells the
weapon for Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000," Roy.
With the seizure of the weapons, many crimes which could
have happened otherwise have been averted, Roy claimed.
Further probe was on.