Man held in Delhi for supplying illegal arms

New Delhi, Oct 30 (PTI) A man has been arrested from northwest Delhi’s Kanjhawala village for allegedly supplying illegal weapons, police said Tuesday.

The accused has been identified as Deepak alias Rajesh, who is a resident of Delhi’s Bakkarwala area, they said.

On Monday, police received information that an arms supplier Deepak would come to Kanjhawala to deliver a consignment of weapons. Thereafter, police laid a trap and at around 5.40 pm the accused arrived, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ajit Kumar Singla said.

During interrogation Deepak told police that he has been arrested in about a dozen criminal cases previously, he said.

When he was in jail in 2014, Deepak met an arms supplier, Manish, a resident of Bulandshahr, Singla said.

After coming out on bail they both started working together. Manish procured weapons through his contacts in Bulandshahr and supplied them to Deepak who in turn sold them to criminals in Delhi-NCR, he added.

A 7.65 mm pistol and two .315 bore pistols were recovered from Deepak’s possession, the ACP said, adding that a police team will visit Bulandshahar to look for Manish.