An incident of firing at New Delhi’s Connaught Place was reported late on Wednesday night. According to ANI, exchange of fire took place between police and criminals near Connaught Place’s Shivaji Stadium. No injuries were reported and the police have arrested three assailants and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. One person is absconding. Speaking to DNA, police officials informed that they have started investigation into the incident and no one was injured during the firing. Police had information about some anti-social elements who were planning to conduct a strike in the area and late night spotted them near a restaurant. When the group saw police at the spot, the immediately opened fire on them.
In a similar incident reported by Times of India last month, a group of two men and two women travelling in a Scorpio car were fired upon twice by two unidentified men in an i10 car outside the Connaught Place police station in the wee hours. The victims were reportedly returning from a birthday party at Connaught Place when the assailants opened fired from their vehicle which was coming from the other side of the road, informed the police. The police registered a case and started the investigation by scanning footage from a CCTV camera to trace the car from which the shot were fired.
The report further informed that the CCTV footage recovered from a nearby Metro station showed the i20 car. The police were trying to scan the registration number of the car and had also kept the Scorpio as a prime evidence. Two empty 7.65mm cartridges were recovered from the spot.