The probe in the recent arms haul in the capital has led to the recovery of nearly 1,600 more live cartridges on Saturday, taking the total number of live cartridges seized in the past one month to around 10,000.
The Delhi Police’s Special Cell had seized over 1,800 cartridges and 12 sophisticated shotguns last week and arrested three men — Ashok Singh (62), Rakesh Sharma (44) and Ajay Sharma (49).
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“After the arrest, Ashok Singh, the key accused in the case, was taken to Etah in Uttar Pradesh for verification of stocks being maintained at his licensed arms dealership. This led to the seizure of 1,553 live cartridges and one shotgun. These were found without valid papers,” a senior police officer said.
Investigation also revealed that Singh had purchased a huge number of cartridges and a shotgun in the name of another local arms dealer without any authorisation.