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Uttar Pradesh crime branch cop shot at in north Delhi’s Timarpur

An Uttar Pradesh (UP) crime branch sub-inspector (SI) was injured after being shot at by an alleged criminal in the early hours of Saturday in north Delhi’s Timarpur area

delhi Updated: Aug 19, 2018 04:20 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The incident took place when the sub-inspector, along with a team of policemen, had gone to arrest a suspect, who managed to flee.(Representative Photo)

An Uttar Pradesh (UP) crime branch sub-inspector (SI) was injured after being shot at by an alleged criminal in the early hours of Saturday in north Delhi’s Timarpur area.

The incident took place when the sub-inspector, along with a team of policemen, had gone to arrest a suspect, who managed to flee, said police.

The Delhi Police were not informed about the operation.

The injured policeman, identified as Jaiveer Singh, was shot in his right leg. He underwent a surgery at a private hospital in Vaishali, Ghaziabad. His condition was stated to be out of danger.

Police said the suspect, Shahnawaz alias Tunda, was wanted by the UP Police in half a dozen cases of extortion, attempt to murder and firing that were registered at various police stations in Meerut and adjoining areas in UP. He carried a reward of Rs 50,000 for his arrest, which had been declared by the UP Police a couple of months ago.

Deputy commissioner of police (north) Nupur Prasad said the firing took place when a ten member crime branch team reached Sanjay Basti in Timarpur to arrest one Shahnawaz after receiving information that he was hiding in a house arranged by lawyer, Mahesh Chandra.

“We are registering a case of attempt to murder and firing at a public servant during duty. The lawyer will be booked for harbouring a wanted criminal,” said DCP Prasad.

Meerut (city) superintendent of police, Ran Vijay Singh, said the crime branch team had reached Indirapuram while searching for Shahnawaz after receiving atip that the man was hiding there.

“As the informer was not aware of the exact address where Shahnawaz was hiding, our team members tried to identify his hideout and nab him,” said Singh.

While the raiding team was looking for the house, a man spotted the policemen and alerted Shahnawaz, saying the UP Police had come to arrest him.

“Immediately after, Shahnawaz fired a bullet that sub-inspector Jaiveer who was standing near the door of a house. Shahnawaz then fled along with the lawyer,” said the Meerut SP

First Published: Aug 19, 2018 04:20 IST