Police arrests illegal interstate arms syndicate member

A 25-year-old man, carrying a reward of Rs one lakh, was arrested for illegally supplying arms as a member of an interstate arms syndicate, police said today.

The police arrested Delhi-based Shiv Pratap Singh under the Arms Act and seized one loaded sophisticated illegal pistol along with five live cartridges from him.

A press note issued by the Special Cell of Delhi Police said he was arrested as a part of the special drive launched by it to cut supply of illegal firearms and ammunitions in the Delhi and NCR.

"In the recent past, Special Cell busted a syndicate which was supplying arms and ammunition to the criminals of the Delhi-NCR. Some of its members were arrested and 68 illegal sophisticated pistols, one carbine and some ammunition seized from them," Deputy Commissioner of Police P S Kushwah said.

The police said it was on the lookout for Singh from a long time but he was in hiding. It had then announced a reward of Rs one lakh for his arrest.

A team of sub-inspectors and constables acted on a tip off about the members of the syndicate and nabbed him from Karol Bagh here.

An FIR was registered under the relevant provisions of the Arms Act, the police said.

The police claimed to have recovered over 60 semi- automatic pistol from this gang of arms suppliers and 109 live cartridges.

"Further investigation is in progress," the police officer said.

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