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Five men from B'desh held for robbery

Five men from Bdesh held for robbery

NEW DELHI: Five suspected members of a Bangladeshi gang of robbers were arrested after a shootout with the Delhi Police Crime Branch in south east Delhi's Taimoor Nagar in the wee hours of Saturday.

Police officials claimed to have worked out four cases of robbery, attempt to murder and burglary in various states with the arrest of the four accused, who have been identified as Kabir, Farooq, Zakir, Imdadul and Aslam.

According to Rajiv Ranjan, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), the Bangladeshi gang members were in the area to spot a house which they could rob.

On the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, Crime Branch officers asked the accused to surrender, but were met by gun fire, which resulted in a shootout.

A total of six rounds were fired, three of which were fired by the accused and the rest by police in retaliation, Ranjan said.

Cops said that two gang members sustained bullet injuries in their leg and were hospitalised, and all five were eventually arrested.

One bullet also hit a police personnel, but he was saved by his bulletproof jacket, a senior officer said.

Three country-made pistols, along with five cartridges and instruments used for breaking into house have been seized, he said, adding the Bangladeshi gang was involved in committing robberies in Bengaluru, Delhi and Kota.

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