New Delhi: With the arrest of two criminals, the Delhi Police has busted an inter-state arms racket. The duo, who were nabbed here on February 13 here, had allegedly supplied weapons to criminals in Delhi-NCR and neighbouring states, said the police on Tuesday.
Tushar Bhardwaj, 35, and his associate Devendra Singh Jadon, 46, who were arrested from Sun Dial Park near Barapullah flyover, Ring Road, according to the police, supplied 550 weapons to criminals in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana apart from Delhi.
Giving details of the arms racket, Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) PS Kushwah said they would buy .32 bore calibre weapons for Rs 8,000-12,000 per piece and sell them in the National Capital Region (NCR) for Rs 20,000 to 25,000 per piece.
Cartridges for .32 bore and .315 bore weapons were sold for a margin of Rs 200 to 400 per piece, he added.
According to the DCP, Tushar used to procure weapons from Sendhwa in Madhya Pradesh and cartridges from a supplier in Seona in the state's Bhind district and sell them to in the aforementioned states.
While Tushar is said to have been involved in 16 cases of murder, robbery and theft among others, his accomplice, Devender, has three cases registered under the Arms Act.