Police on Thursday arrested a criminal wanted in extortion and attempt to murder cases here but not before he shot himself in the arm in a desperate bid to evade a three-member special branch team.
Assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Vijendra Singh led the team after he received inputs that Virat Yadav, a B.Tech, was scheduled to visit a place near Jaipur Road. At 11.30 am, Singh and his men in civilian clothes reached the spot in a private car.
The team tried to intercept Yadav, a resident of Mukta Prasad colony, when he reached there on a motorcycle. But Yadav fired one round at the police team and made his way to polo ground of the adjoining BSF camp. The ASI and his men trailed Yadav who fired four times at them.
Hearing gun shots, armed BSF personnel reached the polo ground to look out for armed intruders.
Trapped from both sides, Yadav threatened police to shoot himself if anyone dared to come near him.
Singh told HT that a cornered Yadav shot a bullet on his arm to evade arrest, and added that police didn’t fire a single round in the entire episode. “Yadav is wanted in six cases registered in different police stations of the district. We rushed him to a trauma centre for treatment,” the ASI added.
Yadav will be formally arrested after he recovers from his bullet wounds, Singh said, adding that police will register a case of firing against the wanted criminal.