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Arms traffickers are active in National Capital Region: Delhi Police arrests carrier with illegal pistols

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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).


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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.


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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.


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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.

MP Chief Minister Chouhan dedicates to the people the Punasa lift irrigation project

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  • Narmada water will irrigate Nimar and Malwa region in western Madhya Pradesh 
  • No privitisation of water
  • Anti-development elements will not be allowed to succeed

cm_barwani_narmadaBhopal: Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh – the central Indian State – on Friday announced that water will not be allowed to be privatized and an action plan will be chalked out for distribution of drinking water.

The Chief Minister made this announced at a special function to mark the dedication of Punasa lift irrigation project in Khandwa district.

The Chief Minister gave the assurance that the survey of villages not yet covered by the Punasa lift irrigation project will be done. He also directed officials to also take up the survey work for lift irrigation in the Harsud area.

Chouhan gave the assurance that water from Narmada will be taken to every village in Nimar and Malwa region for irrigation purpose. Micro irrigation projects will be taken up for optimum utlisation of Narmada water to irrigate about 37 lakh hectares, he said adding Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar reservoirs will be filled upto 191 meters to ensure Narmada water reaches every village. For this, the Chief Minister took conscent from the audience and those present were prompt in responding by raising their hands.

Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a world leader, the chief minister said that his initiatves are creating a distinct identity of India. The Land Acquisition Bill, a law enacted by the Britishers, is being repealed and this has caused unnecessary flutter among the opposition parties.

Addressing a gathering of villagers at a special event to mark the release of Narmada water Barwani disrict from Indira Sagar Project Chouhan gave the stiff message that anti-development elements will not be allowed to succeed. He said that water from Omkareshwar and Indira Sagar projects will be taken to every village in the Nimar region. A new crop insurance policy is under consideration to ensure a minimum definite income for farmers. Efforts are also on to create a Rs. 1000 crore Kisan Kalyan Kosh (farmers’ welfare fund). A workshop in this regard will be held at Bhopal on June 15-16.

Thousands of people at the public meeting at Dawana village hailed release of Narmada water by raising the slogan “Narmada Mayya Ki Jai” (salutaion to Mother Narmada). The main canal is 243 kms long. The Chief Minister performed Narmada Pooja at village Jhirniya. Through the canal, farmers will irrigate over 60,000 hectares annually.

Two teenage girls kidnapped, raped, forced into prostitution by security personnel

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rape victimBhopal: Two teenage girls in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh in Central India went through a harrowing and traumatic ordeal after they were kidnapped and confined by two security personnel of the Special Armed Force (SAF) of the State Police, who raped them along with several others continuously for 50 days.

The heart rending details of the alleged kidnapping incident and the subsequent torture surfaced when the young victims managed to escape and reached the Khandwa police station this past Tuesday with their parents. They were in tears as they recounted the sordid ordeal they had gone through.

The girls told the Police that they were tortured, forced into prostitution, compelled to consume alcohol, and raped repeatedly by several persons.

Besides the two SAF constables accused of committing the crime, the Police have registered a case against more than two dozen unidentified persons.

Town inspector Khandwa Kotwali VS Sisodiya told a section of the media that since statements of the two girls were contradictory, these have been recorded in court under Section 164 CrPC. The parents of both the girls had earleir filed missing persons complaint with the police.

On Tuesday night, the Khandwa city Police registered a case under IPC Sections 363 (kidnapping), 366 (forcing or seducing a minor girl to illicit intercourse with another person, 376 (punishment for rape), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) and section 13(1)(10) of the SC/ST (POA) Act and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

According to available information, one of the accused, the SAF jawans is absconding. He along with a colleague had kidnapped the two girls on February 23 after threatening to expose them before their families on the basis of an alleged video. They were kept in a forested area and sexually abused for a long period.

Attempts to contact the Khandwa SP, M S Sikarwar failed as he refused to answer calls on his mobile. The Khandwa Kotwali TI responded to a related query saying he is busy handling the “immediate law and order situation” in his area. However, a head constable at the Khandwa Kotwali police station said that the two teenage victims had been sent for medical examination and the FIR in this case has been transferred to the Anusuchit Jati Janjati Kalyan (SC/ST welfare) Wing (AJK) of the Police.

Delhi Police busts Bihar-UP-MP syndicate involved in firearms racket

Two, including a woman, arrested, 900 cartridges and 2 sophisticated firearms seized

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illegal arms manufacturing (file photo)
illegal arms manufacturing (file photo)

New Delhi: A team of Special Cell of Delhi Police, led by Inspector Govind Sharma, has achieved a major breakthrough by busting a syndicate engaged in illegal arms supply and meeting the ‘package needs’ of trigger happy criminals in and around the Delhi national capital region (NCR), Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

A team of Special Cell, which has done extensive work on manufacturers and peddlers of high quality firearms in Munger district of Bihar and the Sikligar community of Khargone and Khandwa districts in Madhya Pradesh, was trying to find an answer to the question from where these people were getting the “corresponding cartridges” and what was their modus operandi to procure the ammunition. It is obvious that the criminals need both firearms as well as relevant bullets and cartridges. Those from the Sikligar community engaged in manufacturing illicit firearms have their hideouts, which are often caves in the forest area. Many of them have been arrested in the past but the illegal arms manufacturing activity continues as the knowledge and expertise of manufacturing firearms runs within families.

During the course of investigation, the Police had started receiving information that a criminal syndicate of some persons from Bihar, Western Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh were involved in some kind of barter trade by exchanging firearms with cartridges to enable them to supply of ‘loaded weapons’ to the criminals. Relevant inputs received from the arrested criminals and peddlers were collated and surveillance was mounted to identify and nab members of this syndicate.

On February 23, police received information that a module of this syndicate, comprising of a man and a woman, would be arriving at the Anand Vihar Inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) to carry out their gun and cartridge peddling activity. The police team swung into action early in the afternoon and nabebd the two suspected accused Mohd. Rabbani (35)  of Bakarpur village in Munger, Bihar and his accomplice Chunni Beghum (30), also a resident of Bakarpur. They were arrested immediately as they came out of the ISBT. A search of the bags they were carrying led to the seizure of 2 sophisticated pistols and a total of 900 Ordnance Factory made 7.65 mm cartridges concealed in their clothing. A case under the Arms Act has been registered against both of them.

Their interrogation has revealed that their Inter-State syndicate follows a unique modus operandi. The firearms manufactured in Munger (Bihar) are traded for cartridges sourced from dubious sources by collectors based in a few districts of Madhya Pradesh. The peddlers from one end of the syndicate carry firearms with them. These are delivered to peddlers coming from the other end of the syndicate who carry cartridges with them for delivery to the gun peddlers. At the end of teh chain, a pistol with cartridges are sold to the criminals at a high profit.

The gun peddlers in this case followed the unique strategy and plan. They roped in female operative to accompany a male peddler while travelling from Munger as a male-female combination was least likely to create an alert or suspicion about their motive. The female members also helped in splitting the illicit cargo and were better placed when it came to ensuring a cursory check at the boarding and de-boarding points.

Interrogation of the arrested accused has revealed that the syndicate functions strictly on a ‘need to know’ basis and all instructions are given by their respective handlers only after a particular part of the journey has been successfully completed and reported. They have revealed the ‘ends’ of this syndicate are engaged in this activity.

Police have informed that sustained raids are being conducted to apprehend the gun manufacturers and peddlers and the sources engaged in mass pilferage of prohibited Ordnance cartridges.

One of the accused arrested Mohd. Rabbani has done schooling till the tenth at his native village. He initially worked at manual stone crushing, construction and road laying sites. A local peddler Mohd. Tehsaam puled him into the illicit gun running business. Tehsaam used to take Rabbani as a co-passenger while smuggling firearms into western UP and Delhi and he was paid on commission basis. Gradually, the accused came in contact with other peddlers from Munger who used to ferry firearms parts from Munger to Western UP. and thereafter, along with associates based in certain West UP Districts, used to assemble the parts for onward sale and supply. Gradually, he rose the ranks working with different syndicates. Later he landedup in the present syndicate which is involved in a higher level of criminal activity.

Chunni Beghum is a widow and is engaged in vegetable selling business. she got associated with Rabbani and both of them started carrying firearms from Munger and used to return with cartridges received from the other end of the syndicate.