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2 of 5 Delhi criminals, who had fled after shootout, arrested

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Two of the five criminals, who managed to escape following a here on Thursday, have been arrested, a said on Friday.

One of the arrested is a minor while the other has been identified as They were held late on Thursday from Turkman Gate in central Two pistols and 26 cartridges were recovered from their possession.

Police said the incident took place on Thursday when five members of a gang, including and the minor, were returning from after procuring some illegal arms.

They were returning from Mathura to Sangam Vihar in an SUV. The criminals wanted to eliminate their rivals and commit some major crimes in the area, the said.

Following a tip-off, a trap was laid at Ekant Marg near Karni Singh shooting range to nab the criminals, of Police said.

"When the SUV was spotted, it was signalled to stop. But the broke the barricades and tried to run over the police personnel.

"The criminals opened fire on police after they were chased and then fled in different directions on foot," he added.

"was also involved in three cases of attempt to murder," he said.



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First Published: Fri, March 23 2018. 23:48 IST