NEW DELHI: Delhi Police has arrested the alleged sharpshooter of a Delhi-based gang, who was wanted for a broad daylight murder, after a shootout in Uttarakhand.
A team of Special Cell officers nabbed Jarnail Singh, carrying a reward of Rs one lakh for his arrest, yesterday from village Bichai in Rudrapur area after a shootout in which he was injured.
He had tried to evade arrest by refusing to surrender and firing at the police team which returned fire in self-defence.
A .32 bore pistol and three bullets were recovered from Singh who is presently undergoing treatment at a super speciality hospital in Uttar Pradesh, police said.
The police had received specific information that the murder accused was spotted in Rudrapur and thereafter, a Special Cell team along with local police had raided the village.
However, Singh had sensed the presence of the police in the area and tried to flee.
According to the police, he belongs to a gang led by one Jitender and was the prime accused in a 2015 murder case.
Apart from that he and his gang leader are also accused of and wanted for firing at police officials last year in Haryana.
In that incident, while Singh had managed to escape, Jitender was arrested and a huge cache of country-made weapons and ammunition was recovered from the vehicle they were travelling in, police said.
Jitender, for whose arrest there is a reward of Rs two lakh, had later escaped from police custody with the help of his gang while being taken to court, police said.