Bunty, the gang kingpin was shot down along with his associate Rajesh in an early morning encounter in a Badarpur building, where he was hiding, sources said. Police raided the building at about 0530 hrs following a tip off, seeing the police the two accused fired at them and in retaliatory fire both were killed. Three policemen from the Delhi police department were also injured in the encounter, which took place at around 5:30 am (IST).
Cops recovered four imported pistols and a stock of country-made weapons. In the past, the gang was involved in shootings mainly in South and East Delhi and is wanted in as many as 23 criminal cases.
In July Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dixit had convened a meeting with the Police Commissioner, Chief Secretary and Home secretary to discuss the state of crime in the Capital. The police had declared a reward of Rs 50,000 for information leading to the arrest of the five members of the gang.
The gang was feared by commoners as they were known to be ruthless in plundering and killing. Earlier this month, police had arrested three members of the gang, who killed five people in four recent shootings in the capital.
Nasir alias Zakir (27), Rakesh (28) and Mushtaq (24) were arrested from same Badarpur area when they went to meet the wife of one of their friends on August 4. Cops said that the gang killed two friends – Ashneet Singh (24) and Harjeet Singh (26) - at Amar Colony near Lajpat Nagar on July 11.
Barely a few minutes later they shot dead a 30-year-old man named Sanjeev Suri near the Andrews Ganj crossing when one of the stolen bikes ran out of fuel.
The very next day the same members of the 'Bunty gang' shot Naresh and Pawan, both around 30, in South Delhi's Dakshinpuri area.
They were involved in murder of a cyclist on the highway near Pilikhva in Uttar Pradesh on June 10.
The Bunty gang was also involved in over a dozen robbery like Sarita Vihar petrol Pump robbery, TV showroom robbery in Kalkaji, Defence colony robbery, Ambedkar nagar robbery, etc in the national capital and NCR region.