The southeast district police have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly opening fire on three persons in the New Friends Colony area two days ago.
The accused identified as Tushar Goyal was arrested from his residence in Rajouri Garden on Saturday, while he was trying to escape.
Goyal carried out the crime with his two associates — Sunil and Tinku — after a verbal duel with one Tej Bahadur, his cousin and a friend on November 4, said Ajay Chaudhary, additional commissioner of police (southeast).
Sunil and Tinku are at large, the police said.
“Goyal and his friends had fired thrice at the three men and threatened them with dire consequences. However, the latter managed to save themselves by escaping in their car. A case was registered. Investigation revealed that Goyal stayed with his family in Rajouri Garden,” said Chaudhary.
“A team raided his house, but it was locked from outside. After sometime, his wife came out and engaged the policemen for 2-3 hours, persuading them that Goyal was not at home.
Goyal’s residence is on the ground floor and its backyard is covered with iron net. He was trying to escape from the backyard when the police apprehended him,” Chaudhary, added.
One 7.65-mm pistol and two live cartridges have been recovered from Goyal’s possession. Another 9-mm pistol and one live cartridge, which Sunil had given him, have also been recovered.
A four-wheeler, which appeared like a VVIP vehicle, has also been impounded.
It had opaque tinted windows and bore stickers of ‘VIP Parking’, ‘Delhi Vidhan Sabha’, ‘Republic Day Parade’ and ‘Advocate’ on the front, a sticker of ‘General Secretary’ on the number plate and had a red beacon, so that it could escape police checks.