Gunrunner arrested on his way to supply arms, 15 pistols seized

 A 25-year-old peddler of illegal firearms was apprehended while he came to supply the arms in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar on Monday evening.

Fifteen pistols and magazines have been recovered from his possession, police said.
The culprit has been identified as Vir Pal, a resident of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh.

In continuation with its drive against illegal arms peddling in Delhi NCR and adjoining areas, Delhi Police’s Special Cell received an information that Pal will come to Delhi to supply illegal arms to criminals of Delhi NCR area.

After further investigation, it was revealed that Pal will arrive in Mayur Vihar on Monday, following which a police team laid a trap in his anticipation.

On Monday evening, Pal was spotted on a foot over bridge near the bus stand of Mayur Vihar, phase 1 crossing. The police team swiftly moved and nabbed the culprit. A bag in which he had concealed 15 illegal pistols with magazines was recovered from his possession.

Pal, a school drop out used to work as a casual laborer in a dairy and brick kiln.
According to police, a person named Pawan from Pal’s village introduced him in the trade of supply of illegal arms.

They used to procure such weapons from Khargone in Madhya Pradesh and supply them in Delhi NCR and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

According to police, Pal had earlier also come to Delhi to supply arms to his clients, and earlier he has also been accused in a murder case in his native Aligarh.


Further investigation is in progress to find out his associates in Delhi, UP and MP. Police are also interrogating him to find out the people to whom he used to supply the illegal weapons.

Easy availability of illicit arms and ammunition in Delhi has always remained a cause of concern.
During 2015, 421 illicit firearms, 5111 ammunition and 253 sharp edged weapons were recovered from people.

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