Delhi: 5 held in shootout near Dwarka Mor metro station, arms seized

A brief encounter broke out between criminals and the Punjab Police

A brief encounter broke out between criminals and the Punjab Police

On Tuesday morning, Punjab police officials contacted their Delhi counterparts with information on the suspected criminals putting up at the house near Dwarka Mor metro.

The report said earlier this month, a 38-year-old gangster who was wanted by police in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan was arrested after a brief shootout in Delhi.

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"The weapons recovered from them are five.32 Bore with 100 cartridges, five.315 Bore with 12 cartridges, one.315 Bore Rifle, one 12 Bore Rifle and five.22 bore pistol", added the officer.

"No one was injured in the shoot-out", the police spokesperson said. He said that right before the firing started, three vehicles full of policemen had arrived outside the building.

A criminal wanted for murder in Punjab escaped while two others were arrested after a gunfight with the police here on Tuesday. "Some people inside the building were also firing shots", said Ramesh, who lives near the Dwarka Mor Metro station.

Police are probing the role of the property dealer since it is suspected that he was in the know about the house being rented out to suspected criminals.

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