Acting on a tip-off from the wife of a murder convict — who is out on parole — three PCR personnel recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from a rented apartment in Pandav Nagar.
Police said they had recovered three countrymade pistols, a loaded Italian pistol and 101 cartridges from the house of Anwar Thakur. He was convicted of murder in 1998 and was lodged in Tihar jail. Thakur had got parole on May 5.
Around 4.30 am on August 15, police said they had received a call from a woman named Monika, who alleged that her husband had beaten her. The three policemen who were on duty reached the address provided by the woman and found the house bolted from outside.
DCP (PCR) Rajiv Ranjan said the three policemen freed the woman. “The woman told police that her husband, Thakur, had beaten her up and then left with two associates. Based on information she gave them, the PCR personnel recovered three countrymade pistols, one Italian loaded pistol with five cartridges, one magazine, 20 cartridges of 7.62 bore, 53 cartridges of 7.65 bore, 12 cartridges of 30.06 bore SPRG, five cartridges of .32 bore and six cartridges of 12 bore. The arms and ammunition was handed over to local police,” Ranjan said.
Police have registered a case under Arms Act at Pandav Nagar police station. The three officers have been awarded Rs 10,000 each for the recovery of arms.
In a separate incident, three Haryana residents were arrested from Pandav Nagar for possessing firearms. The arms were recovered after a team of policemen, who were on Independence Day duty, stopped the auto-rickshaw the three were in and checked their baggage.
A countrymade pistol, three rounds of bullets and three knives were recovered from the men identified as Arif, Naushaud and Rakesh Yadav. Police said all three men were residents of Gurgaon.