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After brief gun battle, two criminals held in Mukhmelpur

NEW DELHI: In another encounter within 10 days Delhi police shot a criminal in his leg in a brief encounter at Mukhmelpur in Delhi.

During the exchange of fire, a total of 14 rounds were fired about 8 rounds by the criminals and 6 by members of the police team in self-defence.

The criminals Salman and Nazim were arrested by Special cell after Salma was shot in the leg by police team in self-defence.

An information was received on June 6 in Special Cell that two desperate associates of Nasir gang Salman and Nazim fully armed would come at Pusta road near Kali Mata Mandir, Mukhmelpur, Delhi in the wee hours on an Apache motorcycle to meet one of their contacts and to plan to eliminate one of their rivals.

Immediately, a police team rushed at the given spot. Salman and Nazim riding upon Apache bike were spotted at pusta road T-point and they were signalled to stop and surrender.

"Instead of surrendering, they whipped out their pistols and started indiscriminate firing at the police party. One bullet hit the bulletproof jacket worn by HC Anil Chadha. Members of police team fired in self-defence and finally overpowered both the criminals," said DCP Special Cell, PS Kushwah.

Salman and Nazim fired more than eight rounds and police fired six rounds in self-defence.

Salman got injured in right leg. He was immediately rushed to Babu Jagjiwan Ram hospital where he is out of danger.

Two pistols of .32 along with five live cartridges and an Apache motorcycle were recovered from both the arrested criminals. Case under appropriate sections of law has been registered.

There is fierce gang rivalry between both Chainu and Nasir gang since last 10 years. More than 35 people have been killed in this violent rivalry during the given period.

The rivalry started in the year 2011, when one Atif was killed by Irfan alias Chainu, Akil Mama, Wasim and Akil Don about nine years ago.

On May 28, an exchange of fire took place near Khajuri flyover between the team of Special Cell and a robber Rohtash. Rohtash was hit in the hand by the police bullet.

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