New Delhi, Sep 16 : An illegal arms manufacturing unit has been busted in Mewat region of Rajasthan following arrest of four people in Delhi by the Inter-Border Gangs Investigation Squad of Delhi Police Crime Branch.
At the instance of the four accused persons, the IBGIS team conducted a raid in Mewat, Rajasthan during which at the Ghadijaan Pahadi of District Bharatpur, an entire illegal arms manufacturing unit was unearthed, the police said on Monday.
According to police , the said illegal unit was located on the hill top from where anyone approaching the place could be seen from almost 3 kilometres away.
The said unit was well hidden inside a clump of trees and shrubs and the workshop was kept locked other than the time when the gang members assembled to work.
Ten country made pistols have been seized from their possession on the spot with ten live rounds of ammunition from the place they were apprehended in Delhi , while huge cache of raw material used for manufacturing weapons has also been seized , the police added.
The four identified as Talim Khan (25 years) Nauman (35 years) Najar Hussain (33 years) and Juber Khan (32 years) were apprehended on Friday from Delhi's Chhawla are on the Dwarka Chhawla road.
Three of them are natives of Bharatpur, Rajasthan , while one was from Nuh Haryana.
According to police , they were on their way to deliver a consignment of weapons in Najafgarh area on Friday and were intercepted by the IBGIS team of Delhi Police Crime Branch based on a tip-off.
A case under appropriate sections of law was registered and all four were arrested. The accused persons were brought on 3 days police remand for further investigation.
During questioning these people revealed that they had been supplying illicit firearms to various criminal gangs in the Delhi and NCR region for the past 4 years.They further disclosed that the cost for manufacturing a weapon was around Rs 500 , while they used to sell the same for around Rs 8000 to Rs 10000.None of the above have any past criminal record , while those who procured weapons from them are being identified, the police added.(UNI)