CHANDIGARH/AMRITSAR: In a main bust of illicit Pistol manufacturing and provide racket, the Punjab Police on Friday, busted an inter-state illegal weapon smuggling module with the arrest of three Madhya Pradesh (MP) based mostly Arms suppliers concerned in massive scale of illegal manufacturing and provide of weapons from MP into Punjab in addition to different States.
The arrested individuals have been recognized as Crore Singh and Ram Singh Patwa, each residents of village Pachori at Burhanpur district in Madhya Pradesh whereas Chander Pal, belongs to village Khakhnaar in the identical district. The accused individuals had been arrested on April 15, 2021 by the Amritsar Rural Police throughout a particular operation carried out at Burhanpur district of MP.
The Police have additionally recovered 30 illegal Pistols together with twenty 5 .32 bore Pistols, 5 .30 bore Pistols and 32 magazines from the trio in addition to restoration of an Alto Car and a Splendor Motorcycle.
Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab Dinkar Gupta mentioned that appearing on particular inputs, a Police workforce from Amritsar Rural led by ASP Majitha Abhimanyu Rana and DSP Detective Gurinder Nagra arrested Crore Singh and Chander Pal from close to the Bus Stand in Burhanpur on 10.4.2021. Ten .32 bore Pistols and 10 magazines had been recovered from their possession, whereas the third accused Ram Singh Patwa was nabbed from close to Gurudwara Badi Sangat in Burhanpur, together with fifteen .32 bore Pistols, 5 .30 bore pistols and 22 magazines.
The DGP mentioned that Ram Singh Patwa had revealed that the weapons consignment had been equipped to him by Rahul, a infamous MP-based weapons producer and smuggler, who has figured earlier additionally in seizures of weapons consignments by Punjab Police throughout the final 6 months. The DGP thanked DGP MP for the help offered by the Madhya Pradesh Police to the Punjab Police in finishing up the above arrests and huge weapon recoveries. It could also be talked about that DGP Punjab had personally requested DGP MP to help within the above operation.
Notably, Rahul was additionally recognized as the important thing provider behind the weapons consignment of 12 .32 bore Pistols and 15 magazines recovered by Amritsar Rural Police in January, 2021. Besides, he had additionally emerged because the kingpin when Patiala Police had seized a weapons consignment of six .32 bore Pistols in September, 2020.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Amritsar Rural Dhruv Dahiya, said that the investigation has revealed that Rahul and different MP based mostly weapon smugglers use varied social media platforms, together with WhatsApp, to determine a huge community of contacts in Punjab, for illegal provide of domestically manufactured weapons.
These weapons suppliers goal susceptible youth, militant parts, gangsters and radical entities lodged in varied Jails within the state to provide weapons, mentioned the SSP Dahiya including that Rahul’s hyperlinks had additionally been established earlier with an accused lodged contained in the Amritsar Jail, in a drone module busted by Punjab Police in 2019.
The SSP mentioned that detailed investigations had been being performed to unravel your entire weapons manufacturing, smuggling and provide community, in addition to identification of the bodily and monetary flows related to the recovered and previous consignments into Punjab.
Meanwhile, the arrests and recoveries had been made as a part of the investigation into FIR no. 199 dated December 10, 2020 underneath sections 25, 54, 59 of the Arms Act at Police Station Gharinda, Amritsar Rural.