Gurugram, July 14
Two suspected gangsters carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh every have been arrested after a short encounter close to Ghata village within the small hours of Wednesday, police mentioned.
Over forty rounds fired between police and gangsters left the suspects, whom police recognized as Prashant alias Jontu (24) and Manish Jhakhad (30), in addition to three policemen wounded.
The suspects are being handled at Delhi’s Sardurjung Hospital, and the policemen at a hospital in Gurugram, police mentioned. Police mentioned the 2 suspects have been from Jhajjar.
Police additionally mentioned they discovered, and seized, two pistols, 2 cartridges and a bike.
Jontu, police mentioned, was suspected to be concerned in a number of instances of homicide, theft, and assault in Gurugram, Jhajjar and Dadri in Haryana—the latest being the killing of Sandeep, who affords paying visitor lodging in Gurugram, on Could 4. The second suspect, Jhakhad, was additionally suspected to be concerned within the killing, police mentioned. Sandeep was killed after he requested the 2 of them for IDs for permitting them to remain at his lodging, police mentioned.
ACP, Crime, Preet Pal Singh Sangwan mentioned a police workforce had been tipped off concerning the two suspects coming towards Gurugram from Faridabad and shortly put up test posts close to Ghata village on Faridabad highway. The 2 suspects got here there on a bike, the officer mentioned, and broke via the barricades. They then deserted their bikes and bumped into the wooded space close by and fired on the police workforce chasing them, Sangwan mentioned.
“Throughout crossfire, bullets the suspects’ legs and once they fell, they have been arrested. A constable, Akash, additionally acquired a bullet damage in his hand and two different constables, Sanjay Kumar and Manoj Kumar, have been injured. Our crime unit head, Sub-inspector Raj Kumar, had a slim escape as a result of he was carrying a bullet-proof jacket,” ACP Sangwan mentioned.