Delhi police said today that in the past six months they have achieved several successes against the illegal arms trade, defeating various gangs, arresting hundreds and recovering huge caches of weapons and ammunition.
The force has achieved “unprecedented success” in its efforts to neutralize criminal syndicates trying to establish themselves in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, a police statement said today.
“During the period from June 1 to November 30, up to 2,431 people were arrested in 2,040 cases recorded under the Gun Act in various Delhi police districts. A total of 1,702 illegal firearms, including 1,493 nationally manufactured pistols, 195 revolvers / pistols, and 14 pistols / rifles were recovered, “the statement said.
This is in addition to the illegal firearms and 3,198 active cartridges recovered, he said.
For example, the PTI reported on October 19 that the Special Cell arrested an alleged member of an illegal interstate weapons supply scam from Rohini and recovered 25 semiautomatic pistols from him.
The special teams have been constituted by the Crimes Branch and the Special Cell, in addition to the different police stations, to collect intelligence and carry out searches.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava has issued instructions to draw up a concerted plan of action in this regard, according to the statement.
“All units of the Delhi Police have activated their sources to gather ground level information on these operations … Efforts continue,” he said.