An encounter broke out between Delhi Police and a group of criminals in New Delhi's Connaught Place on Wednesday. According to reports, three or four criminals opened fire at the police. The police then chased down the criminals to crackdown on a racket of chain snatchers that have been prowling in Delhi. The group of four robbers opened fire at the police near the Shankar Market area early on Wednesday morning.
According to the police, the search operation was placed based on information received that robbers/snatchers who target cyclists in the morning will again carry out a robbery on Wednesday. Two suspect persons riding on a black pulsar were asked to stop by the Police team. However, they tried to run away and started firing on Police. In self-defense, the Police team fired on them. In the process, two persons suffered bullet injuries in leg and were immediately taken to RML hospital for treatment. Another person was arrested from the spot. A case under Sections 186/353/307/34 of IPC and 25/27 of Arms Act has been registered and raids are being carried out by several teams. The people injured have been identified as Mohd Salim (22) and Mohd Ismail (24).
Another four people were arrested for stealing and snatching in PS Kishangarh area of Delhi
Alert picket staff of PS Kishangarh nabbed a group of four snatchers/thieves involved in several cases of snatching/theft. One countrymade pistol, two live cartridges, two knives, one snatched mobile phone and two bikes #Recovered @CPDelhi @DelhiPolice @LtGovDelhi pic.twitter.com/5dDKvUFONX— DCP South West Delhi (@dcp_southwest) October 22, 2019
The Capital has recorded over 40% of total crime reported across 19 metropolitan cities in the county, according to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in 2017. The data also showed that Delhi recorded a 40.4% share of total Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes registered in 19 cities.