New Delhi: In a joint operation with Uttar Pradesh Police, The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a 30-year-old sharpshooter, after a gun battle in which the SHO Amroha Dehat police station was injured.
Police added that accused Anwar alias Hatela received three bullet injuries in his legs.
Anwar was having a reward of Rs one lakh from Delhi and Rs 25,000 from UP Police, and wanted in 10 heinous criminal cases in Delhi and UP.
A team of 40 police personnel from Delhi and UP police made the arrest.
"We received a tip-off about his hideout in Amroha, and Inspector Shiv Kumar, along with the police team, had already stationed himself in Amroha to track Anwar.
"On the intervening night of March 13 and 14, Kumar received information that Anwar along with his wife and an associate would go to Delhi to commit some crime in a white Santro Car," said a senior Delhi Police officer.
He added that they are investigating whether Anwar was trying to flee the country with his wife during the encounter.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) PS Kushwah said that Kumar was helped in the operation by a team coordinated with SHO of Amroha's Kotwali police station Inspector Rajender Nagar.
In TP Nagar, Amroha, Anwar was spotted in a car and was signaled to stop. However, he tried to flee and started firing on the police party.
"Wireless message was flashed for more reinforcement to encircle the car. Inspector Dharmender, SHO Amroha Dehat police station, and his team also arrived to corner Anwar and his associates," said the DCP.
Police claimed that Anwar along with his associate came out from the car and started indiscriminate firing on the police team.
Dharmender received a bullet wound in his hand, while Kumar and Nagar were also hit by bullets, but saved by their bullet-proof jackets.
Kumar and other police personnel also fired in self-defense and soon overpowered Anwar.
During the search of spot, 11 empties of 7.65mm fired by Anwar and his associate were found.
As many as 14 empties of 9mm fired by police were also recovered from the spot.
The Delhi Police team was formed under the supervision of ACP (Special Cell) Attar Singh and led by Kumar.
Anwar, who was injured in both the legs, and Dharmender, who had also received bullet injuries, were rushed to the government hospital in Amroha.
Police further claimed that Anwar, along with his associates, had in October 22 last year, shot dead Wajid and Faiz when they were going on a scooter in north east Delhi.
The accused had killed Wajid by firing more than 20 rounds into him.