Highlights

  • Delhi Police recovered over 2000 live cartridges from 6 people
  • Development comes days ahead of Independence Day
  • Police probe on to arrest the main accused

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The network was busted after police got a tip-off from an auto-rickshaw driver who had dropped two of the accused at Delhi's Anand Vihar railway station.  

Delhi Police on Friday arrested six people for possessing 2,000 live cartridges ahead of 75th Independence Day celebrations.

Prima facie, all accused appear to be part of a criminal network, police said

Of the six arrested, two have been identified as Rashid and Ajmal. Another accused who reportedly supplied ammuntion hails from Dehradun, Uttarakhand

The police added that a total of 2251 live cartridges have been recovered and they are not ruling out a terror angle

The network was busted after police got a tip-off from an auto-rickshaw driver who had dropped two of the accused at Delhi's Anand Vihar railway station.

The Indian Express reported that cartridges were being taken to Lucknow and Jaunpur and that the police probe is on to nab the main accused.

As the country prepares for 15th August celebrations, security has been strengthened across the national capital to prevent any untoward incident

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