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Man shot at in Kamla Market; accused held within 2 hours

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 23-year-old man was injured after two men allegedly shot at him during a quarrel over a petty issue in Central Delhi's Kamla Market, police said Monday.

The incident took place late Sunday night and the two accused were nabbed within two hours, they said.

The man, Zubair, is a meat seller in the area and suffered a thigh injury in the incident.

The accused -- Javed (33), a resident of Hapur in and his associate Gulzar (27) who hails from Mustafabad -- were arrested after their vehicle's registration number was tracked down, officials said.

A pistol with 29 live cartridges was recovered from their possession, police said.

Investigations revealed that was on a scooter along with his friend when two persons arrived in a car.

A quarrel broke out between the two parties over a petty issue and both of them allegedly started abusing each other.

One of the accused opened fire at and fled the spot in their vehicle, a said.

was rushed to where he is currently undergoing treatment and stated to be stable. A case has been registered in this connection, police said.

Prima facie, it appeared that Javed was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident. The medical examination report is awaited, they said.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 17:46 IST