Two men, accused of robbing Delhi journalist, arrested after brief shootout

The accused disclosed that they have committed more than two dozens of robbery and snatching in the national capital, police said.

Published: 11th October 2019 10:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th October 2019 10:57 PM   |  A+A-

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Two pistol and four live cartridges were recovered from their possession. ( Illustration | Amit Bandre)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Two people, who were accused of robbing a woman journalist last month, were arrested on Friday after a brief shootout in southeast Delhi's Nizamuddin area, police said.

The accused have been identified Anil, 26, a resident of Khanpur and Arun, 24, from Maidan Garhi, they said.

"On Friday, police received a tip-off that Anil, along with Arun, would come to Nizamuddin area on a white motorcycle to commit some robbery.

The accused were spotted and signalled to stop, but instead of stopping the bike, they fired at police in order to flee from the spot," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Kumar Yadav.

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Police also retaliated and fired at them, the DCP said.

Two pistol and four live cartridges were recovered from their possession.

A total of four rounds were fired by the accused and eight rounds by police, he said.

The accused disclosed that they have committed more than two dozens of robbery and snatching in the national capital, police said.

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