NEW DELHI: Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested two gunrunners who smuggled sophisticated foreign-made weapons from Pakistan via Nepal, and recovered 10 pistols and 157 live cartridges from them after a brief shootout near Indraprastha Park, police said today.
The accused Mohammad Rehan and Mohammad Qurban, residents of Khurja, were brothers and they were caught following a brief exchange of fire near Indraprastha Park last night, said P S Kushwah, DCP (Special Cell).
The duo were involved in smuggling sophisticated foreign weapons from Pakistan and supplying these weapons in Delhi and NCR. It was also learnt that they were running their network by communicating with their associates through different internet communication platforms, said the officer.
The arms recovered from them were .30 and .22 bore pistols. The .30 bore pistols were of Chinese and Russian make while two of the .22 bore pistols included a Walther (German) and Sig Sauer (US).
About two years back Rehan had come in contact of one of his relatives who was involved in smuggling of illegal foreign weapons from Pakistan via Nepal, and joined him alongwith his brother.
The duo had reached Indraprastha Park in an SUV to deliver the pistols and ammunition to one of their suppliers and when intercepted by Special Cell sleuths they resorted to firing at them.
No one was injured and they were caught although windscreen of a police vehicle was shattered in the firing exchange, Kushwah added.