A group of chain snatchers and police team exchanged fire near South City part 2 in the wee hours of Thursday. A police official and one of the criminals were injured during the cross fire.
Around 12.30 am, a team of police officials, from crime unit 9, was patrolling the roads when they saw three youths on a bike. They were between the age group of 18 and 20. The police stopped the bikers and asked them for their licence and other identity proofs.
Suddenly, two of the youths pulled out their guns and started firing at the police team. The cops also retaliated. Around a dozen shots were fired by both the parties. The police managed to nab two of the miscreants. However, one managed to flee from the spot.
During the relentless firing, a cop named Taiyam Husaain and one of the criminals received bullet injuries. They were immediately rushed to the civil hospital where they were administered first aid.
During primary investigation, it was revealed that the youths were involved in several cases of loot and chain snatching in the city.
“Unit 9 was on regular patrolling when they saw three youths on a bike. The police stopped them and asked for their identification proofs when two of them started firing at the team relentlessly. The police also retaliated and in the exchange one of the cops and criminals received bullet injuries. We have rushed them to the hospital where they are being administered,” said ACP (DLF) Ramesh Pal.