Special Cell of the Delhi Police has arrested Richhpal Singh a 48-year-old arms supplier, who allegedly sold weapons to Maoists from Burari area of the national capital
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has arrested Richhpal Singh a 48-year-old arms supplier, who allegedly sold weapons to Maoists from Burari area of the national capital. Police sources have told the Indian Express that Singh is wanted in more than 10 cases under the Arms Act, Explosives Act, murder, attempt to murder and dacoity. Singh is wanted in four different cases under the Arms Act. Cases have been registered against Richhpal Singh in Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Telangana and Maharashtra.
Indian Express has learned from its sources that Singh, a resident of Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh, came to Delhi on May 8, to deliver a consignment to a person in Outer Delhi. Police say Singh was arrested after they received a tip-off. Singh has been manufacturing illegal weapons for the last 30 years.
Special Cell has told The Indian Express that Singh, an expert in manufacturing weapons, is considered to be among one of the top arms suppliers in the country. Special Cell has recovered 11 pistols and 14 cartridges from Singh who planned to sell the pistols for Rs 10,000 each.
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DCP (Special Cell) Sanjeev Singh told the Indian Express that Richhpal has links with Left Wing Extremists and has supplied them with sophisticated arms and ammunition.
Sources have told The Indian Express that four different modules have been busted in the last six months. Seven carriers working with Singh have been arrested and 117 pistols, 1 carbine and ammunition have been recovered from the carriers.
Singh has six brothers who have been working with him. Four of Singh’s brothers ae currently serving sentences for manufacturing and smuggling weapons.