Cab driver arrested North Delhi’s Dwarka area for allegedly supplying illegal arms
- by Barkha-Rawat
- Jun 18, 2019 15:45
A 41-year-old cab driver was arrested on Friday from North Delhi’s Dwarka area for allegedly supplying illegal arms in the national capital. Rahul Singh alias Guddu, a resident of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested and four firearms – three sophisticated pistols of .32 bore and one country-made pistol of .315 along with two live cartridges were recovered from his possession. Guddu allegedly supplied illegal arms to various criminal gangs active in Najafgarh, Dwarka and Uttam Nagar areas in Delhi from western Uttar Pradesh. The arrest came as part of a Delhi Police investigation to bust illegal arms ring in Delhi-NCR.
During interrogation, Guddu told police that he came to Delhi about three years back in search of a livelihood and started working as a cab driver. Later, he came in contact with some criminals of Najafgarh area who asked him to supply illegal arms for them from Aligarh. He joined the illegal trade for more than 6 months. He purchased a sophisticated pistol from one of his contacts in Aligarh for about Rs 25,000 and sold it to criminals in Delhi for about Rs 60,000. He purchased a country-made pistol (katta) for Rs 2,500-3,500 and sold it for Rs 6,000-7,000.