Three members of a local gambling gang were arrested for allegedly gunning down a small-time gambler in northwest Delhi's Rohini earlier last week, police said on Sunday.
Ajay, Vikas, both 24, and Raju, 34, belonged to a gambling group run by one Rinku in west Delhi's Swaroop Nagar. The three were arrested for killing one Sonu, 28, over a rivalry with members of another gambling ring, BS Jaiswal, DCP (outer) said.
"The accused trio had planned to kill Satpal, the leader of the rival gang, but ended up killing Sonu after he tried to alert Satpal. They were arrested on February 25," Jaiswal added.
According to police, the trio was intercepted near the Khera Khurd village at a checkpoint. Two pistols, including one with a 7.65 bore barrel, were recovered from their possession after a brief chase around 2:20pm.
Sonu had been shot in his thigh on February 23 when Ajay, Vikas and Raju arrived at Satpal's gambling den in outer Delhi's Libaspur. Their interrogation, police claimed, revealed that they had been asked by Rinku to carry out the hit.