Haryana Police arrested nine men who forced their entry along with arms into a court complex premises at Jhajjar on Tuesday, apparently in search of the brother of a Delhi police constable who was murdered in 2008.
A police department spokesman said it came to light that an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Delhi police Karan Singh was murdered in 2008.
The case was being pursued by Wazir Singh, brother of Karan Singh who is a resident of village Badli in Delhi.
The case was slated for hearing today in the court and they had information that Wazir Singh would visit the court today. Therefore, they came to the court in four vehicles which they did not stop even when the parking contractor asked them to, he said.
The nine men arrested are Ashok Kumar of village Bhagwatipur in district Rohtak, Sombir of village Khirwali, Parmesh of Asthal Bohr, Amit of village Muradpur, Akash of Canal Colony, Rohtak, Sanjeet of Tilak Nagar, Rohtak, Kulbir alias Sanju of Jatwara, Deepak of village Bohr and Vinay of village Mundiakhera.
He said five more armed persons, taking advantage of the crowd in the court complex, escaped.
The arrested men told police that the five of their accomplices who escaped also had arms in their possession.
These five are Naresh alias Kala of village Bohr, Meenu of village Sasrauli, Sandeep of Rohtak, Pawan from Khirwali and Sonu hailing from village Chuliyana Pana Beri. They escaped in a car. Police are conducting raids to arrest them.
He said initial investigations have revealed they were associates of a wanted man Naresh alias Kala Bohria.
Police recovered from their possession a 315.bore rifle, a revolver and several live cartridges. A case under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Arms Act has been registered against the suspects and they were being investigated, the police department spokesman said here.
He said both the weapons recovered from the arrested persons were the licenced weapons of Ashok hailing from village Bhagwatipur in Rohtak.