Two persons accused of looting a car at gun point were arrested near Karhera here today after an encounter in which a constable and one of the accused were injured, the police said. Surendra Singh, a resident of Janakpuri in Sahibabad, called '100' after his car was looted by the bike-borne accused, Superintendent of Police (City) Akash Tomar said. The message was flashed on wireless and checking was started by barricading the Loni road, he said. The officer said when a police team during the checking signalled a car to stop, it sped away. The police chased it and intercepted the car near a jungle at Sikanderpur village. Finding themselves surrounded they fire on the cops, he said. In self defence, police personnel opened fire and one of the accused was injured.
The other person was overpowered and caught, the SP said, adding that Constable Manoj Kumar was also hurt in the encounter. Iqbal, who was injured, and Shahrukh have been arrested. Police have seized two country-made pistols, cartridges, mobile phone and a purse. The accused are history-sheeters in Nand Nagari police station of north east Delhi and about 70 cases are pending against them, the officer said.
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