Delhi Police on Friday arrested an unidentified man near Nizamuddin Bridge area of the capital and seized 30 semi-automatic pistols, a carbine (stengun) and five live cartridges.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Sanjeev Yadav, the man, who has been identified as Rajpal, was arrested after a raid conducted following a tip off.
Man with 30 semi-automatic pistols, a carbine (Stengun) and 5 live cartridges, apprehended by police near Delhi's Nizamuddin Bridge pic.twitter.com/i3oXJlk9gU— ANI (@ANI) April 22, 2017
“Our Delhi Police Special Cell from Northern range got specific information about the person's arrival with arms that will be supplied. Yesterday (Friday) a team raided Nizamuddin in the evening and arrested Rajpal. On investigation, we recovered 30 pistols, one carbine from him which he brought from Burhanpur to supply in Delhi,” the official said.
The police are suspecting if these weapons were meant to disturb peace during Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, slated for April 23.
An FIR has been registered and further investigations are underway.