Three youths, who were allegedly involved in the smuggling and sale of illegal weapons, have been arrested by the district crime cell of the UT police. Their arrest has led to the recovery of five weapons and eight live cartridges. A “desi kata” was sold in the city for Rs8,000 and revolver for Rs15,000.

The police said they had information about a few persons involved in the sale of illegal weapons. Acting on the information, a naka was laid at Ram Darbar and 21-year-old suspect Rohan Kumar, a resident of Hallo Majra, was nabbed with a “desi katta” and a live cartridge. A case under the Arms Act was registered against him at the Sector 31 police station.

District crime cell DSP Davinder Kumar Sharma said, “On a tip-off, a checkpoint was set up at poultry farm chowk, towards Ram Darbar Rohan Kumar, 21, a resident of Hallomajra who works as a peon at a private bank in Elante Mall, was searched and a country-made pistol and one live cartridge were recovered from him. He had no licence for it.”

Following his interrogation, a country-made revolver was found at his house and his accomplices Abhishek Kumar and Saksham Verma were nabbed. Abhishek, 18, a resident of Saharanpur, UP, who worked in a local sugar mill, was arrested from Hallomajra and two country-made pistols and one live cartridge were recovered from him. One country-made pistol and six live cartridges were found on Saksham, 19, also of Saharanpur, who worked at a sweets shop. The DSP said they procured weapons from manufacturers in Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar, UP, and sold these on demand. They sold a country-made pistol for Rs 8,000 and a revolver for Rs 15,000.

Ravi Bhatia


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