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DELHI POLICE SPECIAL CELL ARRESTED AMRITSAR RESIDENT INTER-STATE FIREARMS TRAFFICKER

May 08, 2022 03:49 PM

A NOTORIOUS FIREARMS TRAFFICKER MANDEEP KUMAR @ KAALI ARRESTED ALONG WITH EIGHT  SOPHISTICATED .32 BORE PISTOLS & .30 BORE PISTOL WITH TWO EXTRA PISTOL MAGAZINES

New Delhi (Face2News)

A team of Special Cell/NDR, led by Inspr.Praveen Duggal and Inspr.Rakesh Rana under the close supervision of ACsP Lalit Mohan Negi and Hridaya Bhushan, has arrested an inter-state Fire arms trafficker identified as Mandeep Kumar, @ Kaali, aged 26 years S/o Sh. Raj Kumar R/o H.No. 1522/12, Ravi Das Mandir Wali Gali, Ramtirth Road, Gwalmandi, Amritsar, Punjab.

Accused was apprehended on 03.05.22 from Road beneath flyover Mukarba Chowk, Delhi and found in possession of 08 pistols of .32 bore &.30 bore with two extra pistol magazines. Accused Mandeep Kumar, @ Kaali was previously involved in 10 criminal cases of Arms Act, NDPS Act and Attempt to Murder. He has been found supplying illicit arms/ammunitions to criminals of Delhi and Punjab.

Mr. Pramod Singh Kushwah, DCP, Special Cell, said, since March, 2022, he has sold 20 pistols to criminals of Delhi and Punjab other than the present seizure of firearms. Accused Mandeep Kumar @ Kaali has further disclosed that he used to purchase a pistol of .30 and .32 bore for Rs. 25,000/-and Rs.20,000/- per piece respectively and further used to sell the same for Rs. 35,000/- and Rs. 30,000/- per piece respectively to the criminals of Delhi and Punjab.

Pramod Singh Kushwah
On 03/05/2022, an information was received in the Special Cell/NDR that firearms trafficker Mandeep Kumar, @ Kaali R/o Punjab would come to Delhi at Karnal Bypass/Mukarba Chowk to supply illicit fire arms to one of his contacts of Delhi. Accordingly, a team of Special Cell/NDR laid a trap around the place of information along with the informer. Around 10:30 P.M., the team spotted Mandeep Kumar, @ Kaali above coming from Azadpur side to Mukarba Chowk carrying black colour bag on his back. Immediately the police team surrounded him and apprehended him with a bag containing 8 pistols of .32 bore and .30 bore alongwith two extra Pistol Magazines.

KNOW THE AMRITSARIAN ACCUSED  

Accused Mandeep Kumar @ Kaali has studied up to 10th class. Due to poverty and coming into contacts with bad elements he could not study further. During 2012, he came in contact with a local drug supplier of Amritsar, Punjab namely Sahil @ Kalu and started supplying drugs for him. For this offence he was first arrested in the year 2012 by Punjab Police.

Even after coming out of jail, he did not mend his ways and remained involved in supplying and consuming of drugs. He was also arrested in a case of attempt to murder and Arms Act from Amritsar, Punjab.

While in Gurdaspur Jail he met with one arms supplier of Burhanpur, M.P. who was in jail along with two of his associates for supplying firearms in Punjab. In the jail Mandeep Kumar @ Kaali asked to sell fire arms to him. In December, 2021 after coming out of jail accused Mandeep Kumar @ Kaali met arms supplier in Burhanpur, M.P. Thereafter, accused Mandeep Kumar @ Kaali started purchasing illicit firearms from him and selling those firearms to criminals of Delhi and Punjab.

Mr. Pramod Singh Kushwah, DCP, Special Cell, said, since March, 2022, he has sold 20 pistols to criminals of Delhi and Punjab other than the present seizure of firearms. Accused Mandeep Kumar @ Kaali has further disclosed that he used to purchase a pistol of .30 and .32 bore for Rs. 25,000/-and Rs.20,000/- per piece respectively and further used to sell the same for Rs. 35,000/- and Rs. 30,000/- per piece respectively to the criminals of Delhi and Punjab.

The accused has been arrested vide case FIR No. 98/22 Date 04.05.22 u/s 25 Arms Act P.S. Special Cell, Delhi. Further investigation is on to identify all the forward and backward linkages of this firearms network.

 
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