<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Residents of outer Delhi’s Rohini area on Sunday morning woke up to gun fire exchange between local cops and members of an alleged criminal gang. As a result of the encounter, a police constable and two members of the gang of five were injured in the shootout. According to Delhi police, the encounter took place when the gang was on the way to rob a Delhi-based businessman. Authorities told dna that the gang members have been arrested, including two, who were injured during the shootout. A constable was also injured in the firing.“The encounter between a police team and a group of criminals started at around 10.30 am at Rohini Sector 24. Constable Pradip sustained a bullet injury in the thigh while two criminals, identified as Sudhir and Vijay were also injured,” said Vikramjeet Singh, DCP (outer). The senior police officer added that all the injured men are at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.Elaborating on the sequence of events, police officials told dna that the gang of five started in the area in a car to rob a builder. Officers in Sultanpuri police station were tipped-off and a team of local cops started to follow the criminals as soon as they were intercepted, police said. “As the gang left the Ring Road and entered a service road in Sector 24, police cars intercepted them. The car driver Sudhir tried to dodge the policemen and they exchanged fire. A bullet hit constable Pradeep’s thigh while a bullet fired by policemen grazed Sudhir’s neck and tore the cheek of his accomplice Vijay. Several rounds were fired from both sides,” the DCP said. Three other policemen also received simple injuries in apprehending the gang members who tried to escape.Police recovered two pistols and live rounds from the gang members who were wanted in several cases including bank and van robberies.
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