The Community Support Team (CST) of Jaipur Commissionerate apprehended two arms smugglers on Tuesday, seizing 8 pistols, 9 magazines, and 19 live cartridges from them. The arrested individuals, involved in buying weapons for Rs 15,000 in Madhya Pradesh and selling them in Jaipur for Rs 30,000 to 35,000, admitted to showcasing the weapons on Instagram before making sales. An FIR has been filed against them at Muhana police station, and an investigation is underway.
Jaipur Police Commissioner Biju George Joseph stated that the CST acted on information about the arms smugglers, leading to the apprehension of Surendra Sain and Mastram in the Muhana area. Both individuals have a history of involvement in arms supply cases. The ongoing interrogation is focused on determining the source of the weapons from Madhya Pradesh.
Surendra Sain, a resident of Nangal Koju Kumbh Puria Police Station, Govindgarh Jaipur Rural, and Mastram, from Arnia police station, Kaithun district, Kota rural, has been operating as an illegal arms supplier for several years.
During questioning, Surendra Sain revealed that he would share photos and videos of illegal weapons on Instagram, attracting potential buyers. After receiving advances from interested parties, he would procure the weapons from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, at Rs 15,000 each and then sell them in Jaipur at higher prices ranging from Rs 30,000 to 35,000.
Surendra Sain has previous cases registered against him under the Arms Act in Dei Bundi police station, Samod Jaipur Rural, and has been arrested for robbery in Uniara district, Tonk.