Police fail to find licences for guns Sarabjot Singh possessed


New Delhi: More trouble loomed for former union minister Buta Singh’s son Sarabjot Singh, arrested in a bribery case, with the Delhi Police Tuesday saying it had not found any licences for the three firearms recovered from his house during a raid.

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“We don’t have any record of the firearms recovered from his house,” Delhi Police Commissioner Y.S. Dadwal told reporters here.

The senior police official said Sarabjot alias Sweety Singh might have obtained the licenses, which are mandatory to keep firearms, from other states.

“Even if he obtains licences from other states, but as per the law he has to take endorsement from the police of the state where he is keeping the weapons. He did not seek any endorsement from us,” said a senior police official.

A case under the Arms Act was registered against Sweety Singh at the Nizamuddin police station when the CBI raided his Jangpura house last week and recovered three firearms and over 30 live cartridges. The CBI handed over the matter to Delhi Police for further investigation related to possession of firearms.

Sweety Singh was arrested by sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) last Friday on charges of accepting a Rs.1 crore bribe that he had allegedly demanded from Nashik-based contractor Ramraj Patil to facilitate the withdrawal of a case against Patil. The case was being investigated by the SC/ST commission that Buta Singh heads.

Sweety Singh is in CBI custody till Aug 5.