Delhi Police kills wanted criminal Rajesh Bharti, 3 accomplices in encounter in Chhattarpur; six cops injured

The Delhi Police killed wanted criminal Rajesh Bharti, who carried a bounty of Rs 1 lakh on Saturday, along with his three accomplices in the Chattarpur area in the national capital.

Six policemen, and a gang member, were also injured in the shoot-out as the Delhi Police' Special Cell engaged with the gang for around 25 minutes early in the day when some 40-50 rounds were fired.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Acting on a tip off, a trap was laid that resulted in the death of the four criminals.  The special cell had been keeping an eye on a farmhouse in Chhatarpur for the last two to three months since it was suspected that the gang members would be coming there.

Bharti a hardened criminal and wanted in several cases, had escaped from the custody of Haryana Police earlier this year.

According to a police officer, Bharti along with three of his gang members were killed, while a fifth was injured. Apart from Bharti, the other three deceased have been identified as Sanjeev Vidroh, Umesh Don and Bhiku, all members of the gang, the police said.

Bharti and Vidroh were carrying rewards of Rs one lakh each on their head, while Umesh was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on him. They were accused in cases of murder and extortion, he said.

The condition of two policemen is said to be critical and they have been admitted in the Fortis Hospital.

A lone gang member along and four police personnel have been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma centre.

With inputs from agencies

Updated Date: Jun 09, 2018 20:27 PM

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