Delhi Police recovers over 2,000 live cartridges ahead of I-Day; 6 arrested

Ahead of Independence Day, the Delhi Police recovered more than 2,000 live cartridges from its east district and arrested six people in this connection, officials stated on Friday

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Prima facie, the accused seem to be a part of a criminal organization, although Additional Commissioner of Police (Eastern Range) Vikramjit Singh did not rule out a terrorist connection.

Singh recognized two of the six people arrested as Rashid and Ajmal. He said that the police had been alerted about the pair by an auto-rickshaw driver.

“A total of 2,251 live cartridges have been recovered. We got a tip-off about the same on August 6 from an auto driver who had dropped two persons at Anand Vihar railway station”, Singh said at a press conference.

He added that out of the six people arrested so far, one is a native of Dehradun. He is the owner of a gun house. Prima facie, it appears to be done through a criminal network. However, police are not ruling out a terror angle.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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