Two brothers were arrested for allegedly running a gun smuggling racket with roots in Pakistan, said police Thursday. Ten sophisticated weapons were recovered from them, police added.
“The accused, Mohammad Rehan and Mohammad Qurban, residents of Khurja, were caught following a brief exchange of firing near Indraprastha Park, on Wednesday night,” said PS Kushwaha, DCP (Special Cell).
Among the weapons recovered from them are .30 and .22 bore pistols of Chinese and Russian make, and one each of German and US make, said police.
About two years ago, Rehan came in contact with a relative involved in smuggling weapons from Pakistan via Nepal. He joined him along with his brother, said police. The duo allegedly supplied the weapons in Delhi and the NCR, police added.