Special Cell recovers 50 sophisticated pistols, 100 magazines with arrest of one

Delhi Police’s Special Cell has recovered a consignment of 50 sophisticated pistols of .32 bore along with 100 magazines from a man on Tuesday.

Police said, the arrested person was taking the illegal weapons to supply them to criminals in Delhi and NCR region.

After receiving information about the presence of a network of illegal weapons in Delhi and NCR areas, surveillance was mounted by police.

Sources revealed that a person named Savinder Kumar, 33, is an active carrier and supplier of sophisticated illegal arms to criminals and he is using cherry-coloured Chevrolet car of Delhi for the smuggling of illegal fire arms.

On Tuesday specific input was received that Savinder would be coming near Sarai Kale Khan for delivering a consignment of illegal pistols.

 A team of 14 police personnel was formed to apprehend the criminal, and a trap was laid at the vantage point of Sarai Kale Khan.

A Chevrolet ‘Aveo’ car, numbered DL-8CL-3202, was spotted by the police team. When the driver got down from the car, he was apprehended by the team.
He was identified as Savinder Kumar. On his cursory search one pistol of 7.65 bore was recovered from his possession.

Tried to hoodwink
Initially, he tried to hoodwink police by stating that he was having only one weapon but when policemen searched the car, they found a cavity under the boot of the car, where they found 49 other pistols with two magazines inside each of the weapon.

A case under Arms Act was registered at police station, Special Cell, Lodhi Colony.
After Savinder was detained by police, he was subjected to sustained interrogation wherein he disclosed that in order to earn easy money he started supplying illegal pistols.
He is involved in this illegal trade for the last 18 months and during this period he brought six consignments of illegal fire arms from Dhanbad, Jharkhand.

New car
For transporting the consignments he purchased a cherry-coloured Chevrolet ‘Aveo’ car and got a special cavity made under the boot of the car.

Till date, he claims to have delivered about 400 semi-automatic high quality illegal pistols in Delhi, NCR and Western UP. About a year ago he also started a manufacturing/assembling unit of illegal fire arms in his village with the help of a Dhanbad-based manufacturer.

For this purpose raw material and workers were especially brought from Jharkhand. This unit was operational for about one month.

Efforts are on to apprehend the other members of this network. Further investigation is in progress.

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