New Delhi, May 26: Six members of an inter-state gang, with one of them allegedly involved in the murder of a former city MLA, were arrested from west Delhi, after a brief encounter with a police team, police said today.
The six were identified as Pradeep, Rathi, Ashok Gehlot, Manjeet Khandewala, Sumit and Satender. The police also seized six pistols and 23 live rounds from their possession.
A team of Special Cell had arrested Pradeep Solanki, who is wanted in several cases of murder and extortion from west Delhi's Nangloi area on Monday night.
Based on sustained interrogation and information derived from Solanki, police raided a flat in the Bankarwala area and arrested five more gangsters, who had reached there in a White Fortuner.
A team of 15 police officers barricaded the road from Bakarwala to Najafgarh-Nangloi with the help of two vehicles.
The white Fortuner, was spotted and a police team cornered the vehicle and asked the occupants of the vehicle to come out of it.
"On this, three accused ran towards empty fields. While police followed them and asked them to surrender, the accused starting firing upon the police party and fired several rounds, out of which one hit the bulletproof jacket of an assistant sub-inspector. Finally, the accused were arrested," a statement issued by Special Cell of Delhi Police said.
During interrogation, it was found that Manjeet was involved in the killing of former MLA of Najafgarh, Bharat Singh in Najafgarh area here last year and had a reward of Rs 50,000 on him declared by the Delhi Police. Others were involved in cases of murder, extortion, robbery and under the Arms Act, the police said.