Crime Branch officials and police personnel from Sihani Gate were on patrol on Sunday night. When the police initiated vehicular checking, two men fled.
When the police gave them a chase, they opened fire. The police retaliated, wounding the two. A police constable also sustained bullet injuries in the encounter. He was admitted to the Kailash Hospital where he was stated to be out of danger.
A screening of their police record showed that over a dozen criminal cases of dacoity, loot and murder were registered against them in Sonipat in Haryana and Baghpat and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
(With inputs from agencies.)