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Robber who opened fire at cops arrested

A 22-year-old robber who opened fire at policemen has been arrested by the Delhi Police after a long chase by the police whereas, his accomplice managed to flee on Tuesday. One country-made pistol and six live cartridges were recovered from his possession.

According to police, it was found that two motorcycle-borne criminals had been committing robbery on a yellow colour motorcycle (without rear number plate) in South-east Delhi’s Sunlight Colony and the adjoining areas who used to fire bullets while committing the crime to put pressure on the public. “It was also analysed that these criminals were using NH-24 and the Sarai Kale Khan Ring Road to approach and escape. Accordingly, pickets were deployed at Nizamuddin Bridge, NH-24 and at the red light of Sarai Kale Khan. The staff deployed on these pickets were specifically briefed to remain vigilant to trace the said yellow motorcycle,” the police added.

On Tuesday, two constables who were present at the red light of Sarai Kale Khan, Ring Road noticed a yellow motorcycle without the rear number plate going towards Ashram Chowk. The information was circulated on the wireless and a chase to nab them was started. After they were spotted by other cops, the bike-borne criminals were signalled to stop on which the pillion rider took out a country-made pistol and threatened the <g data-gr-id="33">police</g> staff.

<g data-gr-id="28">Further</g> he opened fire and one bullet hit Sub-Inspector Bijender Singh. Meanwhile, the pillion rider lost balance and got off the motorcycle and ran towards Ashram Chowk Railway Line in a bid to escape and continued firing. 

However, he struck with a vehicle and fell down and was apprehended whereas, the motorcycle rider managed to escape from the spot. The arrested accused has been identified as Furkan and the one who escaped was identified as <g data-gr-id="29">Shahjad</g>. 
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