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Man with over 50 cases held after shootout in Delhi

Man with over 50 cases held after shootout in Delhi

PTI |

 A man allegedly involved in over 50 criminal cases and carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh on his arrest was caught by the Delhi Police following a shootout in which two policemen had a narrow escape.

Amit Kumar alias Sonu, a member of Satya Prakash gang, landed in the police net in East Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area on Saturday.

In a bid to escape, he fired several rounds of bullets, hitting Sub-Inspector Rajender Kumar and Head Constable Sukhbir Singh wearing bulletproof jackets, Rishi Pal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), said.

A resident of North-East Delhi’s Nand Nagri, Sonu was carrying a reward of Rs.1 lakh on his arrest and had over 50 criminal cases registered against him. He was once arrested for allegedly killing a classmate in 2005.

He was involved in snatching and armed robberies and was wanted in a murder case of Nand Nagri in which a gangster Sonu alias Chikna was killed in a gang rivalry last year.