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Posted at: Jan 11, 2018, 12:39 AM; last updated: Jan 11, 2018, 12:39 AM (IST)

Illegal arms supplier arrested

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 10

An alleged gun runner was arrested near Sangam Vihar in South Delhi and 14 "sophisticated" pistols were seized from him, said a police official today.

Iqbal was arrested from MB Road on Monday evening after the police was tipped-off about his presence, said DCP (South) Romil Baaniya.

“Iqbal’s search led to recovery of 14 sophisticated, .32 bore pistols, carried by him in a bag. A case was registered at the Sangam Vihar Police Station and investigation has been taken up,” Baaniya said.

The arrest came as part of a police investigation to bust illegal arms ring in Delhi-NCR.

During interrogation, Iqbal told the police that he was introduced to the illegal arms ring by Mufeed, a resident of his native village in Mathura District.

Iqbal admitted that he was sent by Mufeed to deliver the pistols to a contact in Delhi and was paid Rs 1,000 for each delivery, the officer said.

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