Delhi: Gang Selling Illegal Firearms on Facebook | TOI original

Nov 22, 2021 11:51 AM ISSource: TOI.in

The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Ops (IFSO) unit of the Delhi Police Department has blown up a module selling illegal firearms on Facebook and other social media platforms. The mastermind behind the syndicate, which belongs to Rajasthan and is involved in 11 cases, was arrested. The others are being searched for. The modus operandi was for the gang to post photos, videos of guns and ammunition with tentative prices on their Facebook pages. Interested buyers should call or send a WhatsApp message to set a delivery date and price. The module was destroyed when police officers were alerted while being monitored on social media. The IFSO started an operation, police officers pretended to be decoy buyers and caught the seller Hitesh Singh alias Langda from Rajasthan. A semi-automatic pistol and two live cartridges were recovered to be delivered to a decoy. The arrested man had ties to Pakistan and other anti-social elements.

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