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Two held for cattle lifting after encounter in Dwarka

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police on Saturday arrested two cattle thieves, after a 10 km chase and a brief exchange of fire in south west Delhi's Dwarka.
One of the arrested persons sustained bullet injuries in both his legs, while a few police personnel also sustained injuries during stone pelting.
A Tata 407 tempo used by the criminals to carry the stolen cattle was recovered, along with all the six animals.
According to police, on the intervening night of March 30 and 31, a call was received at the central police control roon that cattle were being loaded into a truck at Dwarka Sector-1, with the occupants of the truck reportedly pelting stones on some persons trying to stop them.
The call was transmitted to a PCR van located in front of the MTNL office near Dwarka Sector-1 police post.
The PCR staff immediately reached the spot and gave the tempo a chase.
The accused persons also started pelting stones on the police team.
The accused tried to escape through the service road T-Point leading to Ambrahi village, but their escape was blocked by a high tension pole on the road.
The seven accused then rammed their vehicle into the PCR van and tried to flee.
Soon, the seven men opened fire at police team.
In retaliation, the police team opened fire at the accused men, which resulted in one of the accused Liyakat Ali getting shot in his legs.
Another accused, identified as Taj Mohammad of Mewat was chased down and caught.
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