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Chhatarpur encounter: Post-mortem of those killed yet to be conducted

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The post-mortem of four suspected criminals, who were killed in a police encounter in south Delhi's area on Saturday, is yet to be conducted.

Gangster Rajesh and three of his associates -- alias Sandeep Vidroh, and alias Bhiku -- were killed, while eight police personnel were injured in the encounter.

(LG) met the injured police personnel today. He was accompanied by Police

Bharti's gang, also referred to as the "Kranti Gang", was mostly active in Haryana, but in the last one year, they had committed crimes in too.

One of the gangsters, Kapil, who was injured in the encounter, is currently undergoing treatment at the and is stated to be out of danger.

The condition of the injured policemen is also stated to be stable.

The families of Vidroh, Umesh and Bhiku were waiting for the bodies to perform the last rites as the post-mortem was yet to be conducted, the police said, adding that Bharti's family was yet to turn up.

The post-mortem will be performed tomorrow, the police said.

The Delhi Police's Special Cell had been tracking the gang for the last six-seven months. On Saturday, it was learnt that the gang members would be coming to Chandan Hola village in and a team of the cell's Northern Range, comprising 30 personnel, was stationed on the route they were expected to take while leaving from a farmhouse, where they had assembled.

Officers are waiting for Kapil's condition to improve so that they can ascertain the identity of the others who were accompanying him and the reason for which they had gathered at the farmhouse, the police said.

The farmhouse owner, Sanjeev, is at large.

The police had seized two cars, in which the Kranti Gang members were travelling, from the The ownership of one of the cars -- a i-20 -- is yet to be ascertained.

The police are questioning the dealers in the National Capital Region in order to identify the car's owner.

According to the investigators, 40 fake numberplates of vehicles were found in the car.

and Vidroh were carrying rewards of Rs 1 lakh each on their head, while Umesh was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000, the police said, adding that there were murder and extortion cases against them.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 00:11 IST