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Delhi: Ministry staffer ran arms racket from ordnance factories, held – Times of India



NEW DELHI: An employee of the Union labour and employment ministry has been arrested for allegedly running an interstate racket selling weapons made in ordnance factories to criminals in Delhi.
According to DCP (Crime) Bhisham Singh, Mohammad Insar Khan (31) worked as a junior statistical officer at the ministry. The gang used to buy these weapons using fake licences issued in the name of family members of history-sheeters and sold them to criminals in Delhi, he said.
The Crime Branch has also arrested the owner of the gun shop from where the gang was sourcing weapons. No record has been found of the ammunition and weapons sold using fake licences. Paras Chopra, the owner of Chopra Gun House in Haryana’s Karnal, allegedly said these were sold to criminals without any verification of arms licences.
Khan told the cops that he used to supply sophisticated automatic pistols made in ordnance factories from criminals based in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, to those in Delhi. The UP criminals bought these sophisticated arms from different gun houses in the state and Haryana.
The racket was busted by the cyber cell of the Crime Branch after inspector Vijay Shanwal received a tip-off that a gunrunner was coming to India Gate to deliver a consignment. A trap was laid and the accused was arrested at Tilak Marg. A .32 bore automatic pistol made in the Kolkata ordinance factory, along with one extra magazine and five live cartridges, were found
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