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Ahead of Republic Day, arms syndicate busted in Delhi, 2 apprehended

On Saturday, an illegal arms manufacturing unit was busted with seizure of a huge cache of arms, police said.

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New Delhi Updated on: January 25, 2022 16:13 IST
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Delhi Ahead of Republic Day arms syndicate busted 25 weapons recovered

Highlights

  • Delhi Police Special Cell has busted an arms syndicate
  • Two men from MP and UP have been apprehended
  • 25 illegal semi-automatic sophisticated pistols with mobile phones and SIM cards were recovered

Ahead of Republic Day, the Delhi Police Special Cell has busted an arms syndicate and apprehended two persons. At least, 25 illegal semi-automatic sophisticated pistols along with mobile phones and SIM cards were recovered from the accused, police said. One accused is from Uttar Pradesh, the other is from Madhya Pradesh, it added.

Initial investigations revealed that the accused apprehended from Madhya Pradesh, Rahul Singh had a key role to play in the syndicate. Another accused, Ravi Khan, from Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, has also been nabbed.

During the investigation and further interrogation of the accused persons, it was also revealed that the accused Rahul Singh Chabbda, is having links with some abroad-based modules, who are involved in subversive and Hawala activities.  It was also revealed that the accused Rahul Singh had received huge money from such modules through illegal channels.   

On Saturday, an illegal arms manufacturing unit was busted with seizure of a huge cache of arms, police said. Seventeen pistols, three guns, 11 pistols still under manufacture, and 32 barrels were seized in the raid at a brick kiln unit under New Mandi Police Station area, they said. Two men were arrested during the raid, they said.

Upon interrogation, the accused revealed they were manufacturing arms to sell them during upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, police said.

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