Carjacker chased down all the way to UP, arrested
New Delhi: Two carjackers, who robbed a car from Dehli's Okhla Mandi on Monday, were cornered in Uttar Pradesh's Hasanpur village and one of them was arrested by a joint team of Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Police within hours.
The robbers had failed to get rid of the GPS device fitted in the car, which led cops to tail the vehicle all the way to Uttar Pradesh.
On spotting the police team, the accused also fired on the team, injuring a UP police constable.
However, cops retaliated and shot one of the two accused, Abdul Saddam, in the leg, injuring him.
"As the accused persons were headed towards Amroha, UP, senior officers of UP Police were immediately contacted and their assistance was sought. A joint team of Delhi and UP Police finally cornered the robbers in the forests of Hasanpur village ," said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP (South East).
In the course of the chase, the robbers turned the car into the forest area, where it got struck in mud, forcing both the robbers to flee inside the jungle.
The joint police team followed them into the jungle, and during firing by the accused, Constable Arun of UP police received a gunshot. After being shot in the leg during retaliatory firing, Abdul Saddam was eventually arrested. However, his associate managed to flee.
"During interrogation, the accused confessed his crime. A country-made pistol, two live cartridges of .315 bore, three empty cartridges of .315 bore, two empty cartridges of 12 bore, 10 empty cartridges of 9 mm, along with the stolen Indica car and documents of the complainant were recovered," Biswal said.