The kingpin of an interstate arms trafficking syndicate and affiliate of Himanshu a.ok.a Bhau, who used to produce firearms and ammunition to criminals in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, was arrested after an enormous hunt for 2 months, a Delhi Police Special Cell officer mentioned on Thursday.
The accused recognized as Intzar Rana a.ok.a Langda is a routine prison and is concerned in additional than 21 heinous prison instances, together with homicide, try to homicide, theft, theft, riots, registered in Delhi, UP and Haryana, the officer mentioned.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Alok Kumar mentioned that concerted efforts are being made in pursuance of a drive launched towards unlawful arms suppliers in Delhi from totally different components of the nation together with Sendhwa, Khargone, Dhar & Burhanpur (MP) and Munger (Bihar).
“A police team had information about the illegal activities of an arms syndicate led by Rana. Manual surveillance was mounted to develop information about Rana. Teams were sent to various places in UP, MP and Haryana to track his movements, ” mentioned the DCP.
On January 20 after receiving particular info, Rana was nabbed close to the Paper Market DDA park circle, Ghazipur, after a quick scuffle.
“One semi-automatic sophisticated pistol and three live cartridges were recovered from his possession, ” mentioned the DCP.
During interrogation, he revealed that he got here to Delhi to fulfill one Sadhu of the Himanshu Bhau gang to finalise a deal for the provision of unlawful arms and ammunition.
“Rana also disclosed that he used to receive arms and ammunition from a resident of Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh. He further revealed that this person was engaged in manufacturing illegal weapons and supplying them in Delhi-NCR, UP, Haryana and adjoining states, ” mentioned the DCP.
Rana admitted that he has been supplying unlawful arms for about 20 years, said the officer.
“In January 2022, an illegal firearms manufacturing factory, which was being run at his house at Bajhera Kalan, was busted by the UP police. During the raid 18 pistols, manufacturing equipment and raw material was recovered, ” mentioned the DCP.
After being launched on bail on this case he began supplying weapons to members of the Neeraj Bawana and Himanshu Bhau gangs.
“He revealed that he used to purchase a pistol for Rs. 10, 000 from suppliers in MP. He used to sell these pistols to various persons including criminals/gangsters of Delhi-NCR for amounts ranging from Rs. 20, 000 to Rs 25, 000 per pistol, ” the DCP said.
“Rana came in contact with the Himanshu Bhau gang through one Lokender while both were lodged in Dasna jail in UP. In 2023 he was involved in five cases in which Himanshu Bhau was involved, ” the DCP added.