Notorious arms supplier with links to Maoists nabbed in Delhi

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New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A notorious inter-state arms supplier with links to Left-wing extremists (Maoists) of Jharkhand area and carrying a Rs 1 lakh bounty on his head has been arrested, the police said here on Tuesday.

Raj Kumar Yadav, a resident of Bihar’s Samastipur district, was nabbed by the Crime Branch sleuths from Dwarka area of west Delhi on Monday, a police official said.

A sophisticated pistol, along with three live cartridges, was recovered from his possession.

“He supplied hand-grenades to dreaded criminal Vikash Dagar to eliminate his rival Krishan Pahalwan through Harcharan Sardar. He also has contacts with the Left-wing extremists in Jharkhand area and claims to be their source of arms and ammunition,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav told reporters.

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“Investigation regarding his contacts with other gangsters and Left-wing extremist groups in Jharkhand is under progress,” the officer added.

–IANS

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