Police Arrest Two Suspected Gang Members After Shootout Near Akshardham

Police Arrest Two Suspected Gang Members After Shootout Near Akshardham

In a late-night operation near Akshardham, Delhi Police’s special cell detained two alleged gang members associated with fugitive gangster Arshdeep Singh, commonly known as Arsh Dalla, following a dramatic shootout. The suspects were found in possession of firearms, ammunition, and a hand grenade.

During the confrontation on the Noida-Akshardham Road in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area, a gunfight ensued, resulting in one of the gangsters sustaining a gunshot wound to the right leg. Admitted to Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) Hospital in east Delhi, the injured criminal’s condition was reported as stable by doctors.

After interrogation, the apprehended suspects provided information that led to the arrest of Sachin Bhati, believed to be an associate. Bhati was apprehended in the Deri Skaner area in Greater Noida, where various weapons were seized by the authorities.

According to Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) HGS Dhaliwal, the gangsters had been directed by Arsh Dalla to target Punjabi singer Elly Mangat, although their initial attempt in October 2023 in Bathinda, Punjab, failed as the singer was not present at his residence.

Identified as Rajpreet Singh alias Raja and Virender Singh alias Vimmy, the detained gang members were found in possession of a hand grenade, a revolver with cartridges, and a pistol with live bullets. Rajpreet had prior involvement in a murder case in Punjab, while Vimmy was sought in a shooting incident outside a jewellery shop in Mandi, Punjab.

Dhaliwal stated that the special cell had received intelligence about the movement of Arsh Dalla’s associates towards Akshardham Temple, leading to the operation. Upon interception, the suspects fired at the police team, resulting in an exchange of gunfire.

This operation marked the second encounter by Delhi Police’s unit against members associated with the Arsh Dalla gang. Last month, a gang member attempted to hurl a hand grenade at a special cell team near Pragati Maidan tunnel, subsequently being apprehended.

The recent arrests underscore ongoing efforts to dismantle criminal activities linked to Arsh Dalla’s gang, addressing incidents including murders and extortion attempts in Punjab.

Sources By Agencies

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