A team of officers of Special Cell, Delhi Police led by Inspr. Subhash Vats and Insp. Ajay Kumar under the supervision of Sh Govind Sharma ACP/NDR, has apprehended a notorious and desperate Arms peddler namely Shamshad r/o Distt Muzaffar Nagar UP, aged 47 yrs and recovered one semi-automatic pistol of 7.65bore with 3 live cartridges and two fired cartridges.
Special Cell is working vigorously against the illegal Arms Peddlers since 2012. Several Arms peddlers have been arrested and large number weapons have been recovered. The illegal weapons were to be used by the criminals in the commission of crime, but timely apprehension of Arms peddlers in past save several lives. A dedicated team of Insp Subhash Vats and Insp Ajay Kumar comprising of SI Rakesh Kumar, ASI Raj Kumar, ASI Umesh Kumar, ASI Surender Kumar, ASI Narender Kumar, H C Anshu Chaudhary, HC Banke Bihari, HC Satya Dev, Const Mukesh Kumar Const Sanjay Kumar, Monbir and Const Mool Chand has been assigned to apprehend the Arms peddlers who procure Arms from MP area and supply in Delhi and NCR.
On 08/04/2018, one notorious and desperate Arms peddler namely Illyas Ansari r/o Mawana UP was apprehended with a consignment of illegal Arms having 17 illegal pistols. A case FIR no 37/18 u/s 25 Arms Act PS Special Delhi was registered in this regard and Illyas Ansari was arrested in this case. This consignment was fetched by Illyas Ansari from one Tariq Anwar r/o Munger Bihar for Shamshad r/o Muzaffar Nagar. This Tariq Anwar was also arrested in this case. Sincere efforts were made to apprehend Shamshad. It was learnt from the sources deployed that Shamshad is a notorious Arms peddler and indulged in illegal Arms peddling since last 15yrs. He is main supplier of illegal Arms in area of Muzaffar Nagar UP, Delhi & NCR. Shamshad was evading his arrest. CP Delhi has declared a reward of Rs one lakh for the arrest Shamshad.
A dedicated team of Insp Subhash Vats and Ajay Kumar was put in to service. Sources were deployed and technical surveillance was also mounted. On 21/06/2018, specific informationwas received that Shamshad will arrive in Golden Jublee Park, near Salim Garh bypass at 3.30 to 4.00PM for receiving payments from prospective buyers. A trap was laid and at about 3.45 PM one person, who was identified by the informer as Shamshad arrived there. When police party surrounded him to apprehend, he take out illegal weapon. Shamshad in order to escape fired two rounds on the police party. The gunshots were hit the BP jacket of ASI Narender Kumar and Const Muesh Kumar. Police party also fired two rounds in self-defense. Shamshad was overpowered by the staff without caring for their life. One loaded semi-automatic 7.65 bore pistol with three live cartridges recovered from his possession. The recovered Arms and ammunition was seized and a case FIR No 76 dt 21.06. 2018 u/s 186/353/307 IPC r/w 25/27 Arms Act PS Special Cell has been registered in this regard. Accused Shamshad has been arrested in this case. Later on raid was conducted at the house of Shamshad on 23/06/2018 in Muzaffar Nagar UP and one semi-automatic pistol recovered from his house.
The interrogation of Samshad further revealed that he is receiving Arms from Tariq r/o Distt Munger Bihar through Illyas Ansari r/o Mawana Meerut UP and Indal r/o Distt Khagadia Bihar. He is indulge in illegal sale of Arms since last 15 yrs when he was arrested by PS Kotwali Police of Distt Muzzaffar Nagar UP, in an Arms Act case. Till now he has supplied about 300 pistols to several criminals in NCR and Muzaffar Nagar UP.