November 04, 2017 08:26 PM

New Delhi (Face2News)

*10 pistols including one sophisticated andnine (09) country-made along with 5 live cartridges and a scooty recovered.*The accused Kapil Sharma is a member of Saddam Gauri gang of South-West District and was wanted in a sensational murdercase of PS Dabri*The accused persons used to supply illegalarms from Meerut and Shikohabad regions of UP to various criminal gangs inDelhi.

TheCrime Branch has arrested a fugitive gangster turned gunrunner Kapil Sharma @Azgar @ Zurrat from Dwarka area along with his associate Rahul, BC of PS Dabri andrecovered total 10 pistols including one sophisticated and nine country made alongwith 5 live cartridges and a scooty.

The accused Kapil Sharma @ Azgar is a member of desperate Saddam Gauri gang of South-West District and was wanted in asensational murder case of PS Dabri dated 09.03.2017.

Accused identified as Kapil Sharma @ Azgar @ Zurrat (aged 26years) r/o Bharat Garden, Main Matiala Road, Gali No. 1, Uttam Nagar, Delhi and  Rahul (aged 24 years) r/o Budh Bazar,Bharat Vihar, Uttam Nagar, Delhi.

Mr. Bhisham Singh, DCP Crime (Cyber cell) said, in view of the recent criminal incidents in which fire-arms were used by the criminals during commission of crime, a team of IGIS, Crime Branch, Dwarka led by ACP Jasbir Singh was especially assigned task to keep check overthe gangs that indulged in supplying illegal weapons to criminal gangs in Delhi.

After diligent technical &hard field work, ASI Bijender receiveda tip off that Kapil Sharma @ Azgar and his associate Rahul would come near IPUniversity on a scooty with consignment of illegal weapons in the night of30/31.10.2017. This information was further developed and a team of Crime Branch led by Insp. PC Khanduri comprising SIs DataRam, Rohit, ASIs Bijender, Dinesh, Hanuman, Virender, Yudhvir, Vinod, Ravinder,Yogender, HCs Ajit Singh, Anil, Ranjit and Ram Kumar and Ct. Praveen wasconstituted to nab the criminals under supervision of ACP Sandeep Lamba. TheCrime Branch team laid a trap near expected place of their arrival and bothwere successfully apprehended with a scooty. From their personal search, onesophisticated pistol of .32 bore loaded with 4 live cartridges was recoveredfrom the possession of accused Kapil Sharma and one country-made pistol of .315bore was recovered from the possession of accused Rahul and 8 more country-madepistols of .315 bore were recovered from a bag carried by the accused KapilSharma @ Azgar. A case under appropriate sections of law was registered andboth the accused persons were arrested in the case.

The accused KapilSharma basicallybelongs to Ghaziabad, UP and studied up to 10th standard. In theyear 2007, he came to Delhi in search of livelihood and started residing in UttamNagar area. After doing some petty jobs like ice-cream vendor in the area, hestarted indulging himself in crime in the year 2013, he was first time arrestedin two cases of theft of PS Bindapur.

During this period, a dispute arose between one Mustfa, a desperate criminal and member ofJaswant @ Sunny gang of the area and Pankaj @ Babua, friend of accused KapilSharma. On 08.03.2017, a quarrel took place between Mustfa and Pankaj @ Babuanear Rescue hospital, Dabri. In the fight, Kapil Sharma @ Azgar shot dead Mustfa and they fled away from the spot. A case vide FIR No.128/17 dated09.03.2017 u/s 302/34 IPC r/w 25/27 Arms act was registered at PS Dabri in thisregard. Later on the accused Pankaj @ Babua was arrested in the case however theaccused Kapil Sharma absconded to his native place in UP and could not bearrested. Proceedings for declaring him a Proclaimed Offender was in process inthe case.

While he was on the run, accused Kapil Sharma was in very much in need of money, so he started supplying illegal weapons from Meerut, UP to various criminal gangs active in Delhi especially in West & South-West Districts ofDelhi.

The accused Kapil Sharma used to purchase the sophisticated pistol for Rs. 20-25,000/- andcountry-made pistol for Rs. 2-2,500/- from there and sell the same to thecriminals in Delhi for Rs. 40-45,000/- and Rs. 5-5,500/- respectively.

The accused Rahul belongs to a poor family of District Kannouj, UP and studied up to primary level. He came to Delhi with his family in search of livelihood and was residing in theneighborhood of accused Kapil Sharma. During this period, he fell in badcompany and indulged himself in 18 criminal cases of attempt to murder, robbery,snatching, theft, burglary, arms act registered in different police stations viz.Kirti Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Dabri, Moti Nagar, Dwarka North, Dwarka South,Bindapur and Crime Branch. He is BC of PS Dabri. The economic conditions of hisfamily were not well, so he joined hands with him in order to earn quick andeasy money by supplying illegal arms from various parts of UP to the criminalsof Delhi as there was huge profit in the same.

The study and investigations intothe growing use of sophisticated and country-made firearms in crime over the lastfew years in Delhi/NCR revealed that District Meerut has come up as a hub ofillegal weapons from where it is supplied to different parts of the countryincluding Delhi/NCR.

Efforts are being made to arrest the supplier of seized illegal weapons. Concernedauthorities have been informed regarding arrest of the accused persons.

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