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Updated January 4th, 2024 at 11:18 IST

2 wanted sharpshooters arrested in Delhi amid exchange of fire

According to the police, the Crime Branch arrested Kapil (22) and Rahul (19), both residents of Rohtak district in Haryana.

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New Delhi: Delhi Crime Branch on Wednesday arrsted two wanted sharpshooters of the notorious Himanshu alias Bhau and Naveen Bali gang, after an exchange of fire in the national capital.

According to the police, the Crime Branch arrested Kapil (22) and Rahul (19), both residents of Rohtak district in Haryana.

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"Accused Kapil fired three rounds upon the police. In retaliation, the police team also fired three rounds in self-defence, out of which one bullet hit the right leg of the accused. The accused was shifted for treatment to the nearest hospital," police said.

They added that a stolen car was also recovered from the possession of the accused.

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Furthermore, Ravindra Singh Yadav, Special Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) said, "Secret information was received that Kapil would go to Dwarka via Chawla Drain for committing heinous crimes. (Immediately), a team was constituted to nab the sharp-shooter."

"The team reached the spot. At around 6:20 AM, one four-wheeler was intercepted. But, instead of stopping, the driver of the car accelerated his vehicle in an attempt to flee," he added.

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The official continued that during this exchange of fire, accused Kapil sustained a bullet injury to his right leg and was overpowered by police officials. He  was immediately shifted to the nearest hospital for treatment.

As per police officials, Kapil revealed that he was coming to the Dwarka area to meet his associate Rahul. He also said that Rahul is also present in the area of Goyla Dairy, Dwarka.

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At his instance, the co-accused Rahul was also held from the area along with a pistol and two live cartridges.

(With ANI inputs)
 

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Published January 4th, 2024 at 11:18 IST

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