Tehelka Investigation: The Easy Way To Arms: Part 1
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Summary: Sting operation conducted by Tehelka shows the easy access to weapons
Reporter (R): Haven't we reached yet?
Accomplice (A): No, sir.
R: Where had Rashid called us? We have reached till here.
A: We will meet someone here.
R: Hello? Rashid has sent us.
Man: Where have you come from?
R: Rashid has sent us.
Man: Rashid? What do you want?
R: We want to meet bhaijaan.
Man: Okay. You want to meet? Any weapons with you?
R: See it for yourself. Check it out.
Man: Show me.
R: Come to the centre.
R: How far is it from here? How far?
R: Is this the one?
R: Who is here?
R: Brother, Rashid sent us. Rashid.
R: Brother, Rashid sent us.
X: What do you want?
R: Who do we speak to? Who is your leader?
X: Yes, come here.
Y: What do you want?
R: Rashid must have told you... We have come from Purvanchal.
Y: Yes, you will get it. What do you want?
R: What do you have?
Y: What do you want?
R: We want .40, 47 and .77, grenade. 9 mm, 38 bore, 32 bore.
Y: Yes, you will get it.
R: Tell me the rates.
Y: [AK]56 and [AK]47 you will get for 70[thousand]. A small mine will be for 15 and the rest smaller ones for 5-7.
R: Will you show us how the weapons are?
Y: We don't have the big weapons here but the smaller ones.
R: How do we go about it? Where do we go? Will you signal us?
Y: I will tell you the place. We don't have the big weapons here. You have to order that 15 days in advance.
R: What do you have in 'big weapons'?
Y: 56, 47.
R: Do you make it all here or...?
Y: It comes from Pakistan.
R: You guys call everyone Pakistan. Even we use it in the gangs.
Y: No. It comes via the Nepal border from Pakistan.
R: Did you try?
Y: Arre yaar, you should be concerned about buying it. Do you or do you not want to buy?
Y: Rashidbhai has sent you, which is why I am taking this. Buy or leave.
R: Rashidbhai is also a contact of ours. Why are you getting angry?
R: Even we do the same thing.
Y: Has he sent you for inquiry?
R: Tell me the rates. How do we ensure which one is original or not? Where does it come from?
Y: I told you it comes from Pakistan.
Y: It comes from (?) to Gorakhpur.
R: They are made even locally here...
Y: Where is it made locally? Rashidbhai has referred you that's why... otherwise stop wasting time.
R: Tell me... where do we go? How do we go there? And how will the payment be done?
R: Where are you taking me?
Y: Boss, come inside... Rashidbhai has sent them.
Y: Tell me how you will do the payment.
R: Payment will be done in cash. Show me the goods and I will pay in cash. Will give some in advance.
Y: You will have to wait for the bigger weapons. The police raids are on now. There is some pressure from the top.
Y: For the smaller weapons, I will tell you about my man. Go to Jola (?) and you will find him.
R: Where do we go?
Y: Jola (?).
R: How will he contact us in Jola? How far is it? I am new around here.
Y: He will find you once you reach the village.
R: How far is the village Jola from here?
Y: It's about 200 km from here.
Y: Yes, my man will contact you directly in Jola.
R: On my number?
Y: Yes, okay.
R: Will he contact me through Rashidbhai or on my number?
Y: After speaking to Rashidbhai, he (the latter) will give him your number. Then he will talk to you.
R: The payment will be done there?
Y: Yes, right there.
Y: The weapons... they will work fine?
R: Yes, yes. Rest assured.
R: Tell me this, how is your work going now? If we do something big...
Y: Now... there's not much. It's fun during elections. Right now, the recession is on.
R: If I want gelatin stick for bombs, where do I get it from?
Y: You will get this... have you come for inquiry or to buy goods?
R: Arre yaar, even we are the same as you yet you talk like that.
Y: No, you are here for inquiry.
R: Have you ever been to Pakistan?
Y: What do you care? I told you it comes from Pakistan. Rashidbhai asked us to show it to you otherwise there was no question of us showing it.
Y: We don't have that much time.
Y: Take it or leave.
R: What do we do if we want the goods today?
Y: I am telling you, our man will contact you directly after speaking to Rashidbhai.
Y: Or Rashidbhai will give you his number. You can contact him there. I will speak to him.
R: So then... He is calling us from a PCO, na?
Y: Are you concerned with the PCO or getting your work done? Do you wanna buy the PCO or the goods?
R: We want to buy the goods but...
Y: So how does it matter if he calls from a PCO?
R: But it will be done today, na?
Y: It will once you go.
R: So should I leave now?
Y: Yes. The payment... see you can do it. We will take the payment.
R: Of course we will pay. We are not here to buy it for free. How will it be done?
Y: Give some cash.
R: I don't have much now. Have left it in the car. But once I reach Jola village, I will send it.
Y: Okay. Pay the man first and then he will give you the goods.
R: We can't pay for it all at one go. 40...
Y: Then I will speak to Rashid.
R: We will give some now. The rest will be paid later.
Y: You will get the goods only when you pay for it. You will get only as much as you have money for.
Y: I do this only because Rashidbhai had asked me. Otherwise there would have been nothing.
R: So should I go to Jola village now?
Y: Yes, Jola village.
R: Bhai, will you come?
R: How long have you been doing this work?
Z: You will have to give the same amount...
Y: Don't ask so many questions. If you want to inquire, drop it. We don't have so much time.
R: You talk like an amateur. You look like you haven't been doing this for long.
Y: You look like your job is to inquire, not among gangs. You want to talk gangs or inquire?
Y: You haven't shot a gun yet. Once you do, you will know.
R: How many guns have you shot? How many have you killed?
Y: How does it matter to you? I have done as much as I know.
Y: Tell me, do you or do you not want to buy?
R: No, I want to. That's why I am going to Jola village now.
Y: Only because you are from Rashidbhai's... you talk like a policeman out to inquire.
R: No, no. If that was so, I wouldn't have taken Rashidbhai's name. He is close to us too.
Y: So that's why I say this to you. Otherwise we can't hobnob like this. We have lots of work.
R: Okay, no problem. We will meet through him later.
Y: Okay. If you are coming again, don't ask all such questions. Because you are coming via Rashidbhai...
R: Okay. Thank you.
R: Excuse me.