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DELHI POLICE BUSTED INTERSTATE ILLEGAL FIREARMS SYNDICATE, TWO NOTORIOUS ARMS SUPPLIER FATHER AND SON NABS WITH 22 PISTOLS

November 13, 2020 05:28 PM

MORE THAN 1000 FIREARMS SUPPLIED  IN DELHI/NCR IN LAST EIGHT YEARS,ARRESTED DUO PREMPAL AND RINKU SOURCED ARMS FROM MP AND SUPPLIED IN NCR & UP WEST, PISTOLS RECOVERED FROM A VOLTAGE STABLIZER CARRIED BY DUO., PREMPAL IS PREVIOUSLY ARRESTED IN 8 CRIMINAL CASES INCLUDINGOF ARMS TRAFFICKING, GANGSTER ACT AND RIOT. BOTH HAVE BEEN BOOKED U/S 25(8) OF ARMS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2019, IN WHICH THERE IS PROVISION OF MINIMUM SENTENCE OF 10 YEARS AND IT CAN BE EXTENDED UPTO LIFE IMPRISONMENT 

New Delhi (Face2News)

A team of Special Cell, Southern Range led by Inspr. Shiv Kumar and Inspr. Karamvir Singh, under the supervision of ACP Attar Singh has busted an interstate gun running racket by arresting two notorious gunrunners namely Prempal (age 56 years) s/o Late Ganga Sahai r/o Village Talim Nagar, PS Jawan, Distt. Aligarh, UP andRinku Kumar (age 29 years) s/o Prempal r/o Village Talim Nagar, PS Jawan, Distt. Aligarh, UP.

Above arms suppliers have been arrested in the intervening night of 11 & 12 November, 2020 at 12.45 AM from bus stand Indraprastha Park, Sarai Kale Khan, Delhi. Twenty (20) semi-automatic pistols and 2 single shot pistols have been recovered from Prempal and his son Rinku Kumar. Both the arrested persons have been involved in arms trafficking in Delhi NCR & UP West by getting supply of arms and ammunition from parts of Madhya Pradesh.

 Arrested Prempal and Rinku Kumar have disclosed that they had received supply of recovered pistols from an arms manufacturer of Sendhwa, MP. Prempal has also disclosed that he has been indulging in the supply of arms in Delhi NCR and UP West for the last 20 years. He has supplied these arms to criminals/gangsters of Delhi NCR. In the year 2001, he came in contact with one notorious arms supplier of Aligarh who lured him to work for him as a courier. Later on, Prempal developed his own network of procuring of illegal firearms from Sendhwa, Madhya Pradesh for supplying in Delhi NCR and UP.   

  
Mr. Pramod Singh Kushwah, Dy. Commissioner of Police,  Special Cell, said, in pursuit of constant drive launched by the Special Cell against the illegal arms traffickers involved in procuring weapons from Sendhwa, Khargone, Dhar and Burhanpur (MP) and further supplying in Delhi NCR, concerted efforts were being made to identify the members of these syndicates. Special Cell had earlier succeeded in busting several such interstate arms syndicates in the past. Team of Special Cell was having information about illegal activities of arms trafficking by one Prempal. Manual surveillance was mounted to develop information about him and his syndicate. Secret sources were deployed to gather more information in this regard. 

A specific information was received on 11.11.2020, that Prempal would come near ISBT Sarai Kale Khan, Delhi between 12 midnight to 1 AM to deliver the supply of illegal firearms to one of his contacts in Delhi. Accordingly, a trap was laid near the said place where two persons riding a motorcycle bearing No. UP81F-1556 were spotted. They were carrying a heavy voltage stabilizer and a bag.

Prempal gave 7 pistols to his son Rinku Kumar who kept these weapons in his bag and started waiting for someone. At this stage, both were apprehended. On checking of voltage stabilizer carried by Prem Kumar, fifteen (15) semi-automatic pistols of .32 bore were recovered. Five (5) semi-automatic pistols of .32 bore and two (2) single shot pistols were also recovered from the bag of Rinku Kumar. Recovered firearms were seized at spot. Accused persons were booked u/s 25(8) of Arms (Amendment) Act, 2019, in which there is provision of minimum sentence of 10 years and it can be extended upto life imprisonment. 

BACKGROUND AND CRIMINAL HISTORY: Arrested Prempal and Rinku Kumar have disclosed that they had received supply of recovered pistols from an arms manufacturer of Sendhwa, MP. Prempal has also disclosed that he has been indulging in the supply of arms in Delhi NCR and UP West for the last 20 years. He has supplied these arms to criminals/gangsters of Delhi NCR. In the year 2001, he came in contact with one notorious arms supplier of Aligarh who lured him to work for him as a courier. Later on, Prempal developed his own network of procuring of illegal firearms from Sendhwa, Madhya Pradesh for supplying in Delhi NCR and UP.   

Accused Prempal has been previously involved in 8 cases including of arms trafficking, gangster act and riots in Delhi and UP. In the year 2014, he was arrested along with his associate by Special Cell and 20 semi-automatic pistols were recovered from him. He has disclosed to have already supplied more than 1000 firearms in Delhi/ NCR in the last 8 years.

Modus operandi of Prempal was to bring firearms from MP by concealing themin various articles like Batteries, stabilizers, containers of Refined Oil etc. He used to procure a pistol for Rs. 10,000/- to 12,000/- from MP and he would further sell it a price ranging from Rs. 25,000/- to 30,000/- to criminals and small arms traffickers in Delhi NCR and Western UP. Efforts are afoot to identify forward and backward linkages of this network.

 
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