Five goons arrested after shoot-out with policemen

None hurt, cops nab all assailants involved in gunfight

A brief exchange of fire between some criminals and a Delhi Police team led to arrest of five members of a gang, including its kingpin, in outer Delhi’s Rohini on Wednesday.

A huge cache of illegal arms and ammunition were recovered from them, sources said.
No one was injured in the encounter between Special Cell and wanted criminal Rajesh Bawana’s men in an area under the jurisdiction of Shahbad Dairy police station.

Apart from Rajesh, 30, his accomplice Ravi is the other criminal who was wanted.
They had been chargesheeted for several cases of murder, attempt to murder, robberies and under the Arms Act registered against them in Delhi and nearby areas.

The gang operated from outer Delhi’s Bawana. Police are checking the backgrounds of the other three arrested men.

The police team had learnt that Rajesh and his men would be come to Shahbad Dairy with a huge cache of arms and ammunition, said a source in Delhi Police. A trap was laid accordingly.

A suspicious-looking vehicle was asked to stop but its occupants allegedly opened fire on police while attempting to escape.

The police team retaliated and chased the vehicle for some distance before overtaking it and apprehending the men.

Sources said none of the occupants of the vehicle was able to escape. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of arms.

Police suspect that the weapons were meant to be supplied to other criminals in outer Delhi but are interrogating the arrested men before they can come to any conclusion.

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