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Man who opened fire at Priya complex arrested

The Special Cell of Delhi Police arrests the man who opened fire inside the Priya Complex at Vasant Vihar last week.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2008 11:40 PM IST

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested the man who opened fire inside the Priya Complex at Vasant Vihar last week. A 19-year-old student was injured in the incident.

The accused, identified as Ishwar Singh, has several criminal cases registered against him at Bhajanpura police station.

Ishwar Singh was beating up his girlfriend in full public view late on June 24 at the Priya Complex. He was accompanied by his other two friends-Mohsin Khan and Devraj. Gaurav Lamba, a student, who had gone to watch movie along with his relatives was shot at when he tried to intervene.

The police said Ishwar consumed liquor along with his girlfriend and other friends at Bacchus Bar that day. While they were partying, an old friend of his girlfriend came to the bar and started talking to her. This enraged Ishwar and he entered into a scuffle with him. The bouncers later threw them out of the bar.

“Even after coming out of the bar, Ishwar continued to abuse his girlfriend and was shouting at the top of his voice. Gaurav who was passing by tried to intervene and was shot at by Ishwar,” said Alok Kumar, DCP (Special Cell).

The police arrested Ishwar from Wazirabad area late on Wednesday night. They recovered the weapon of offence— a country-made pistol and two live cartridges from his house. The police said Ishwar’s girlfriend cooperated during the investigations. Ishwar has seven cases registered against him.

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