A youth was shot at by two motorcycle-borne men when he tried to stop them from harassing two girls he knew. The incident happened at around 7 pm on Thursday in the Untkhana Chowk area. The injured youth died while being treated at the hospital.
The police launched a manhunt and at around 11 pm found three persons who resembled the description of Untkhana suspects on a bike at Jagnade Chowk,about 2 km away from the place where the shooting happened.
When the police tried to nab them,they fired and injured four personnel. Police fired back,chased and caught them,but two wriggled out of police clutches. But they police got hold of one of them who was injured in the cross-fire. Four pistols were recovered.
It is gathered that those arrested had also taken away vehicles of some passersby at gunpoint. Reports said another firing incident took place at Teka Naka but JCP Sanjay Saxena denied it.
He said the gang involved was led by Raja Ghouse,infamous for extortion from property dealers and jewellers. The JCP refused to comment if the firearms are becoming easily available in the city. Raja is a habitual user of firearms. We have leads about them and we are on the job, he said.