A 30-year-old man, carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh, wanted in several cases in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, was arrested following a shootout in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh in the early hours today, police said.
The accused, Anwar, is a member of Irfan alias Chhainu gang, they added.
He sustained three bullet injuries in his legs and is currently admitted to a hospital in Meerut, police said.
He was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head by Delhi Police and Rs 25,000 from the UP Police, they said.
He was wanted for killing two people within a span of few hours in October last year in northeast Delhi for killing members of a rival gang.
Faiz got injured and fell but Wajid started running. Anwar and his associates had chased Wajid, who entered in a house to save himself, but the accused forced themselves in the house, threw Wajid from a window and thereafter shot him dead by firing more than 20 rounds.
During investigation, it was revealed that Wajid belonged to rival Nasir gang.
In another incident the next day, Anwar, along with his associates had shot dead Arif Hussain, another member of Nasir gang by firing more than 15 rounds.
A team of Special Cell was working to gather information about Anwar and was keeping an eye on his hideouts in Delhi and UP.
The team had information that Anwar has made a house in Amroha his hideout and his wife often accompanies him so as to not raise to suspicion, Pramod Singh Kushwah, deputy commissioner of police (Special Cell), said.
A team was stationed in Amroha to nab Anwar. The team got information that Anwar, who was hiding in Amroha, would be travelling to Delhi along with an associate and his wife to commit a crime in the early hours of March 14, the official said.
Along with a team of UP Police, the Special Cell team signalled a white Santro car to stop today at 4 am, he said.
Anwar, who was driving the car, increased its speed, and rammed into the barricades. The police team started chasing Anwar's car.
Anwar's car was surrounded by various police teams and the occupants of the car were asked to come out and surrender.
Instead of doing this, Anwar along with his associate came out from the car and started firing at the police.
One of the inspectors was shot in his hand while two others had a narrow escape since the bullets hit their bullet-proof jackets, the official said.
The members of police teams rushed towards Anwar and overpowered him by snatching his pistol.
A semi-automatic pistol of 7.65mm along with one live cartridge was seized from Anwar. Five more live cartridges were recovered from his pocket.
A sophisticated carbine of .30mm along with 20 live cartridges was seized from the car in which his was sitting. The police fired 14 rounds while Anwar and his associate fired more than 15 rounds.
Police seized Rs 75,000 from the car in which they were travelling.
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