The Special cell of Delhi Police has seized illegal weapons in huge quantities over the last several years. Presently, the Special Cell is continuously getting information that arms traffickers were actively engaged in supplying illegal firearms in the National Capital Region (NCR).
New Delhi/Bhopal: The Special Cell of Delhi police last Saturday night (2 September 2017) arrested an arms carrier and seized from his possession 7 pistols with magazines from NH-24, Main Road near Yamuna Bridge in New Delhi.
The arrested person has been identified as Kailash, son of Maal Singh, of village Dat Pahadi falling under the Khaknar Police Station in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh.
On Saturday evening around 6 pm, a police informer came to the Special Cell of Delhi Police in Lodhi Colony and informed the Police that a person from Madhya Pradesh, whose name is Kailash, would be coming to supply illegal pistols to another arms carrier at a road turning that leads to Gaziabad just before the Yamuna Bridge on NH-24.
A Police team, led by Inspector Sanjay Gupta and including ASI Surender, Sanjeev, Ashok, and constable Sunil Kumar swung into action and reached the place near the Yamuna Bridge on NH-24, which was marked by the informer. At 8.10 pm, they spotted a man carrying a fawn colored backpack. He was identified as Kailash by the informer, who then left the spot. The police team waited there for about 20 minutes and kept a close watch on the suspect. When no one came to meet him and he started walking away with the bag, the police team stopped him and on opening and searching his bag found 7 pistols with magazines.
The accused has admitted his crime under Section 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act.
When contacted on Tuesday afternoon (5 September 2017), Burhanpur district superintendent of Police R R S Parihar told Newsroom24x7.com that they have not received communication from Delhi Police about the arrest of arms trafficker said to be a resident of a village in the Khaknar police station area.
The district Police chief went on to inform that one person, whose name is Trilok Singh, surrendered in his jurisdiction the other day with 6 pistols. He further said that recently they had raided a makeshift arms factory at Pachori village and completely demolished the illegal arms manufacturing structure associated with the Sikligar tribe.
Inquiries by Newsroom24x7.com have revealed that illegal manufacturing and smuggling of firearms continues unabated in districts like Dhar, Burhanpur, Badwani, Khargone and Khandwa in Western Madhya Pradesh. Many persons belonging to the Sikligar tribe of iron-smiths is engaged in making illegal weapons in the rural belt stretching across these districts.
Combating this problem has remained a huge challenge for the police. On repeated occasions, the Police have raided and arrested those engaged in the illegal arms manufacturing activity but it has been found that the habitual offenders, once they are released on bail, start manufacturing and trading illegal arms, for which there is a big demand in neighbouring states. Over the years, it has been observed that the demand for illegal weapons increases especially during elections.