Youth wanted for cop’s murder killed in encounter

Firoz was a known criminal in East Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Published:August 19, 2014 6:47 pm
The incident took place in North East Delhi's Sonia Vihar area around 5:30 AM. The incident took place in North East Delhi’s Sonia Vihar area around 5:30 AM.

A 28-year-youth who had allegedly shot dead a Delhi Police constable last month was killed in an encounter with a police team in the wee hours on Tuesday.

The incident took place in North East Delhi’s Sonia Vihar area around 5:30 AM. The accused identified as Firoz alias Fauji, an Uttar Pradesh-based suspected gangster, was on a motorcycle when a team from the Special Cell of Delhi Police intercepted him and asked him to surrender.

“Instead of stopping, Firoz tried to flee opening fire on the police party. In retaliatory fire made by the police, he was hit in the abdomen. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. A weapon was recovered from his possession,” said a senior police official.

Police was hot on the heals of Firoz as he was wanted in the murder of 43-year-old Delhi Police constable Shivraj Singh, who was allegedly shot dead by him in Shahadara area in North East Delhi on July 24.

“Firoz was a known criminal in East Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh. He was involved in a number of cases of robberies and snatching,” the official added.

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    Girish
    Aug 19, 2014 at 1:29 pm
    if he was on the run, the bullet would have hit him in the back, no?smells like a staged encounter.
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    sadhna varma
    Aug 20, 2014 at 12:08 am
    This is very difficult to prove in India, what is actually reality. Make sure that he had any criminal records than only take action against some one.what iam telling the person who is powerful and criminal always escape from law and innocent found guilty.
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    Shyamal Ganguly
    Aug 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm
    Bad heading - 28 year old youth? For God's sake, call him a MAN. He is a Muslim. He got killed in a police encounter. So is there going to be a big hue and cry? Sorry, Khangress is no longer in power.
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    Citizen
    Aug 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm
    Hope police would act in the same lighting speed even for the complaints from law abiding citizens. Jaihind
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