Delhi: Mewat-based gang arrested after encountering Special Cell

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A gang of 0.32 semi-automatic pistols, three country-made pistols and nine live cartridges were recovered from the gang members.

The four were identified as Amin, Warish, Mustkeen and Subba – all residents of Mewat, Haryana. (Photo: India today)

A team from Special Cell, Southern Range, arrested four notorious members of an interstate gang from Mewat after a brief shootout near Sector 7 of Pushp Vihar on February 1 and 2 at around 12.20 p.m. The four were identified as Amin, Warish, Mustkeen and Subba – all residents of Mewat, Haryana.

A semi-automatic pistol with a mileage of 0.32, three pistols manufactured in the country and nine live cartridges were recovered from their possession. The Eicher Canter Truck they used in their criminal activities was also confiscated. In this context, a legal dispute was registered under the relevant laws.

A special team from Southern Range had received information about the movement of Amin and his staff in Delhi-NCR in a truck to commit armed robberies. A team from Special Cell closely monitored the gang's activities.

When information on Amin's arrival arrived on February 1 with three members of his gang attempting robberies in the Pushp Vihar area, a team led by Inspector Shiv Kumar was stationed in the area to monitor the movements of the criminals to pursue.

After receiving this information, the members of the Special Cell team chased the group in Sector 7 and started following them. The truck driver sensed the presence of the police, accelerated the speed of the vehicle, and crashed into a gate of a Pushp Vihar residential colony to escape.

When Amin and his staff found no escape route, they got out of the vehicle and started shooting at the police.

The team members also fired for self-defense and Amin was shot in the legs during this exchange of fire. All four criminals were then overwhelmed and disarmed. Amin was immediately taken to Safdarjung Hospital for treatment.

Around 14 rounds were fired from both sides. Arrested people fired more than seven rounds. Members of the police also fired seven rounds. Two members of the team – SI Pawan and SI Hardwari Lal – were saved because of the BP jackets they were wearing.

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