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Sharpshooter arrested in South Delhi after brief exchange of fire

Devdiscourse News Desk newdelhi India
Updated: 11-10-2018 04:32 IST

A 26-year-old criminal, who carried a bounty of Rs 50,000 on his head, was arrested on Wednesday after a brief exchange of fire in south Delhi's Lado Sarai area, police said.

The encounter took place near Lado Sarai's Children's Park at 6 pm, they said.

The accused, identified as Manjeet Dalal, is a sharpshooter of Neeraj Bawana and Amit Bhura gang, they added.

Dalal was wanted in a case of firing at a popular Pishori restaurant in Lajpat Nagar. Two persons were seriously injured in the firing which took place on March 3, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) P S Kushwah said.

Previously, Dalal was involved in nine criminal cases, including those of extortion and attempt to murder, in Delhi and UP, he said.

In 2017, Dalal, along with his associates had demanded Rs 1 crore from a doctor based in Uttar Pradesh's Deoband at the behest of Amit Bhura. When the doctor refused to pay, they opened fire at him, the police said.

(With inputs from agencies.)