The Ghaziabad Police busted an illegal firearms factory in the city that was running from unused flats built under UP Government’s Kanshi Ram scheme.
The accused were identified as Rihan, Suraj Varma, Sameer and Aryan Tyagi.
The investigation showed that the accused were selling them at a rate of Rs 5,000 for a country pistol and Rs 35,000 for other pistols. The police estimated that 300 country pistols had been manufactured.
The accused had anticipated higher prices for weapons due to the municipal elections in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, and had planned to sell them at different places to make a profit.
According to the police, three of the accused are from Meerut, they would bring parts from there and assemble them. The police suspect involvement of more persons and establishing the chain of involvement of more persons.
The police found out that the accused had supplied weapons in Ghaziabad, Meerut, Baghpat and other nearby areas. The accused were selling weapons in Delhi with the help of middlemen.
The police have registered a case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC)’s Section 34 (common intention) as well as provisions of the Arms Act.