Gurugram police recently reported the arrest of two arms smugglers. The police further said that they had seized pistols, magazines, and live ammunition which was to be supplied to other criminals and gang members.
Culprits Confess to Selling Illegal Weapons in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi
Preet Pal Sangwan, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime) said that they have arrested Kuldeep also known as CM, 27 and Mukesh Kumar, 24 who is a resident of Muthra in Uttar Pradesh. They were arrested from Maharaja Agrasen Bhawan, Sohna in Gurugram on Sunday. The police had received a tip-off.
Sangwan further said that the duo had come to Gurugram to sell illegal weapons from Uttar Pradesh. They carried one big black bag on their motorcycle when they were nabbed by a team of crime branch unit Sector 17. The culprits bought the weapons from Uttar Pradesh for Rs 15-16 thousands per weapon and sell it to their potential customers for Rs 50-60 thousands.
During the interrogation, the culprits confessed to earlier supplying weapons in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Hodal and Palwal. And it was their first attempt in selling weapons in Gurugram.
“Kuldeep is a physically challenged person and used to work in a mobile shop whereas Mukesh works in a Faridabad based company,” the police officer said. A case under relevant sections of the IPC was registered against the culprits at Sohna city police station.
Punjab Police Jawan Arrested for Selling Weapons in Uttar Pradesh
This is not the first time when culprits have been arrested for selling illegal weaponry. Last week, seven people were arrested by the Faridkot police for the smuggling and sale of illegal weapons.
SP (Operations) Bhupinder Singh said that the police had recovered five fire weapons and live cartridges from the accused. The accused were smuggling the weapons from Uttar Pradesh to Punjab to sell it to the gangs.
The SP said during the search of a car, the police recovered two illegal pistols from the accused. The culprits also include a jawan of the 5th Commando Battalion of the Punjab Police.