– Dholpur has become a haven for illegal arms smugglers – consumption is increasing due to the hobby of keeping arms
Dholpur district has become a major supply base for arms smugglers due to people’s fondness for keeping arms. There is a huge supply of illegal arms from neighboring districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Weapons are also made illegally in the district.
Dholpur. Dholpur district has become a major supply base for arms smugglers due to people’s fondness for keeping arms. There is a huge supply of illegal arms from neighboring districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Weapons are also made illegally in the district. The district police is taking swift action against those possessing illegal weapons. As a result of this, in the first fortnight of October this year, more weapons have been confiscated than last year. However, the serious issue is that the police are unable to get to the bottom of illegal arms suppliers. This has boosted the spirits of arms smugglers. Yes, sometimes the police do give a pat on their back by taking action. If all illegal arms suppliers are brought to the bottom, the crime in the district can be curbed to a great extent.
Illegal arms factory in MP-UP
Illegal arms manufacturing factories are not only in neighboring Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, but many factories are operating illegally in the district as well. However, not much weapons are recovered during raids on these factories in the district. A large number of illegal arms consignments from other states reach the district. The main reason for this is also the geographical location here. Through the ravines, these weapons reach the criminals in the villages. However, the biggest action taken by the police so far this year has been taken a day before. In which about a dozen people have been arrested and more than two dozen weapons have been recovered. These include the leader of a gang, which illegally supplies arms to the district from UP.
People in the district, infamous for being rugged, rebel, gun and gravel, have been fond of keeping weapons since the beginning. For this, a large number of licenses are also sought for possessing a gun, but not everyone can be given a license without the need. In such a situation, people fulfill their hobby by buying weapons illegally at cheap rates. But during sporadic incidents or mutual disputes, these people misuse the weapon. In such a situation, possessing a hobbyist weapon pushes you into the pit of crime. Then people start committing several criminal offenses one after the other. People also display illegal weapons on social media to spread panic, against which the police have also taken action.
This happened under the Arms Act
Year Registered Arrested Seized Weapons2019 152 161 1612020 200 207 2152021 185 190 204 (Note: Figures as of 14 October)
Month wise this action in the year 2021
Month Registered Arrested Seized WeaponsJanuary 32 32 31February 29 29 30March 19 19 21April 4 4 3May 9 9 9June 11 13 14July 16 17 16August 11 11 11September 10 10 October (so far) 44 46 59
Three factories found running in huts
The police cracked down on three factories manufacturing illegal arms this year. All the three factories were operating in the Mania police station area. In these, action was taken near Jagirpura village, Birjapura village and Dhodikapura. The main thing is that all the three factories were found running in the hut. Three accused have been arrested from here.
Sluggishness for six months, agility seen in election month
For the last six months, the police had adopted a sluggish attitude against illegal weapons. This was the reason that except July, the figure of action did not reach even a dozen from the month of April to September. But in the month of October, due to the Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti elections, the police, which became active, have carried out swift actions.
Police is continuously taking action against illegal weapons. This is the reason that similar to last year, illegal weapons have been caught two and a half months before December, while continuous action is going on. Due to the high number of pending cases in the district and lack of research officers, the police cannot get to the bottom of every illegal weapon. Still, efforts are made to take major action.- Kesar Singh Shekhawat, District Superintendent of Police, Dholpur