Delhi: 3 gang members nabbed after morning shootout with cops
Three members of a gang were arrested following a shootout with the police in outer Delhi's Alipur area today morning, police said. The three nabbed, Manjit (23), Nitish (21), and Mahesh (25) are members of the Tillu gang, they said. Manjit was wanted in the case of the murder of a person, named Arman, who was a member of the Gogi Gang, police said.
Gang members opened fire when police started to chase them
Based on the information extracted from Manjit, a trap was laid at the Budhpur road and at about 5:05 am, a white-color scooter, coming from the GT Karnal Road, was flagged down, a senior officer said. He said that two gang members, who were riding the scooter, tried to escape and when the police chased them, they opened fire.
No police officer was injured in the shootout
The police fired back and in the process, one of the two gang members received an injury in his right leg while the other, named Mahesh, was apprehended without injury, the officer added. Two rounds were fired by the accused and in retaliation, the police team fired four rounds, he said. No police officer was injured since they were wearing bulletproof jackets, he added.
Further investigation is underway
The injured gangster has been shifted to Raja Harishchandra Hospital in Delhi's Narela area where he is undergoing treatment. Further investigation is underway, police said.