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A team from the Special Cell busted an interstate firearms syndicate and arrested two women arms traffickers, Delhi Police said.
The arrested women traffickers were identified as Chanchal and Vikansha, both residents of Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi Police said, adding that 10 pistols were seized from them.
“The seized pistols were procured from a firearms manufacturer in Khargone, MP and these pistols were to be supplied to the gangsters and criminals in Delhi/NCR,” Delhi Police said.
There was information from Special Cell Southern Range (SR) that gangsters and hardcore criminals in Delhi/NCR have been procuring sophisticated firearms from the MP-based arms suppliers. This information was followed up on and efforts were made to identify these arms traffickers.
HGS Dhaliwal, Special CP, Special cell said, “On October 1, specific information was received that two key female members of this syndicate — Chanchal (32) and Vikansha (23), residents of Bulandshahr, UP, had procured a consignment of pistols from Khargone, MP. It was also informed that they were on the way to Delhi to meet one of their contacts at the intersection of MB Road-Surajkund Road in Delhi between 9 PM and 10 PM on October 1, to deliver the pistols. Accordingly, a raiding party was immediately constituted, and a trap was laid at the place.”
Special CP Dhaliwal added that at about 9.40 pm, Chanchal and Vikansha were spotted carrying bags in their hands near the intersection of MB Road-Surajkund Road.
“They were surrounded and overpowered by the female members of the police team. While conducting a search, 10 good-quality pistols — 5 pistols of .32 bore and 5 single-shot pistols of .315 bore were recovered from their possession. A case under the relevant provisions of the Arms Act has been registered at the PS Special Cell in this regard,” he said.
The arrested persons were thoroughly interrogated. They have disclosed that they received the consignment of recovered pistols from a firearms manufacturer and supplier in Khargone, MP, the Special CP said, adding that they have also divulged that they had to supply these pistols to the gangsters and hardened criminals in Delhi/NCR.
“Both have also revealed that they were working for one Sonu Chaudhary, a resident of Mathura, UP, who had sent them to procure pistols from an MP-based supplier. The accused women had to supply the recovered pistols to a person in Delhi as per the instructions of Sonu Chaudhary,” he added.
Both the arrested accused disclosed further that they were to be paid Rs 10,000 for the safe delivery of recovered pistols after taking the consignment of the same from the supplier in MP and handing over the same to receivers in Delhi/NCR. Both have disclosed that they have been indulging in the supply of firearms in Delhi and UP from MP for the last two years and have supplied more than 200 pistols in the national capital.
Chanchal said her sister has a criminal background and was earlier arrested under the NDPS Act for possessing 25 kg of marijuana in the year 2018 in Chhatisgarh, police informed.
Sonu Chaudhary disclosed that she was previously involved in many criminal cases, including murder and the NDPS Act, police said, adding that further interrogation of the arrested duo is in progress to identify the backward and forward linkages of this arms syndicate

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