Three policemen injured in South Delhi encounter
Three policemen injured during the South Delhi encounter in which four alleged bank robbers were engaged in gunfire.delhi Updated: Jan 19, 2009 21:29 IST
Three policemen on Monday injured during the South Delhi encounter in which four alleged bank robbers were engaged in gunfire.
"The injured are constable Suresh, Umesh and Kaushalendra. They belong to the South district staff of the Delhi Police," DCP South HGS Dhaliwal said.
The entire operation was led by Inspector Rajinder Singh of the Lodhi Colony police station. A team of UP police has also arrived at the scene as the alleged gangleader Satyaprakash alias Satte has several cases registered against him in Uttar Pradesh.
The police has recovered four imported pistols, two khukris, a number of cell phones, gloves and two rucksacks, Dhaliwal said.
The DCP added that the policemen did not use automatic weapons like AK-47 as the area is semi-residential and thronged by civilians.
"The policemen used pistols and other smaller weapons during the encounter," he said.
Terming the gang leader as "very desperate", Dhaliwal said that the alleged robbers did a detailed recce of the area and had come from Kamal Cinema to Green Park before they assembled at R K International Hotel in South Extension part-I.
The Honda Accord car in which the gangleader and three gangsters were travelling, was arranged by Sonu alias Kulpreet who lives in South Extension part-II. Other members joined the gang from here, he said.