Delhi Police today arrested a criminal, who was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head, after a shootout near Nehru Place metro station. Akbar, who was wanted in connection with several cases, was nabbed by police. It has been learned that there was exchange of fire between both the sides.
During the shootout, Akbar’s aide Rashid managed to flee. Around 13 rounds of firing were exchanged between Akbar and the police. Akbar is wanted in many cases of robbery, theft, snatching and attempt to murder.
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The shootout took place around 2.30 a.m. near Eros hotel in Nehru Place when a police team tried to stop the criminals. Deputy Commissioner of Police Romil Baaniya told IANS that the police retaliated after the criminal gang started firing to avoid their arrest. “After the shootout, Akbar alias Danish was arrested while his accomplice Asif managed to escape with other associates,” he said
The officer said that Akbar was a notorious robber and snatcher. “He is wanted in many cases of robbery, theft, snatching and attempt to murder,” he said.
He also said that Akbar carried a reward of Rs 25,000 on him for a shootout case that took place in Pul Prahaladpur in south Delhi in December 2016. Baaniya said that two policemen who were hit in the gunfight luckily escaped without injuries as they were wearing bullet-proof jackets.
(With agency inputs)