Arms syndicate busted,19 pistols seized. Image Source: IANS News

New Delhi, Oct 28 : Two members of an interstate arms syndicate were arrested by the Delhi Police's Special Cell and 19 pistols seized from them, police said.

Mohd Adil and Mohd Zubair, both residents of Haryana's Palwal, were arrested from Okhla Sabzi mandi on Tuesday morning, and a search led to nine semi-automatic pistols of .32 bore and one single shot pistol being recovered from Adil and 10 semi-automatic pistols from accused Zubair.

Adil has disclosed that he had procured the pistols from a gunrunner in Madhya Pradesh's Barwani district and brought them to Delhi in his truck of vegetables to supply local gangsters in Delhi through Zubair.

Both the arrested accused have also disclosed that after collecting the firearms from District Barwani (MP), they used to supply these fire-arms in various parts of north India, including western UP, Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan etc.

"Both the above gun-runners have disclosed that they have supplied more than 400 pistols in Delhi and NCR in last 4 years. They have further disclosed that they purchased one semi-automatic pistol for Rs 10,000 and they used to sell it for Rs 25,000 to their customers in Delhi NCR, west UP and Rajasthan," DCP, Special Cell, P.S. Kushwah said.

Earlier this month, Delhi Police had seized 46 pistols and many live cartridges from criminals involved in arms trafficking.

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