Delhi cops nab arms supplier to Naxals
The Special Cell of the Delhi Police has arrested one of the biggest suppliers of arms and ammunition to Naxals in Madhya Pradesh. Richhpal Singh, 48, was actively supplying arms to Naxals and had also been arrested by the Andhra police in 2006 for the same. Not just this, he had also opened a factory in the Burhanpur region of MP.
Police say that Singh, who has been in the business for the last 30 years, has claimed his ancestors have been in the business for the last 80 years.
“He has links with Maoists in Telengana and he supplied arms and hand- grenades to them. Singh had supplied three pistols, 28 live cartridges and two country-made hand grenades to Maoists of CPI (ML) Praja Prathigatane faction in the year 2006. Later on, he and two of his associates were arrested,” said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, DCP, Special Cell. Yadav added that Singh was granted bail in the case but he, subsequently, did not attend court and was later declared a proclaimed offender.
Singh was arrested from North Delhi’s Burari area on Monday after a brief scuffle with cops wherein he fired two rounds at the police party. Eleven pistols and 14 live cartridges …read more