Updated: August 13, 2021 7:18:02 am
Two criminals were killed during a encounter in Northeast Delhi’s Khajuri Khas in a late-night operation on Thursday, said police.
According to police, the accused were armed and hiding inside an apartment and were caught after an exchange of fire that lasted for an hour.
Two teams of Delhi Police killed the accused in the encounter, during which two policemen were also injured.
Teams from Khajuri Khas and Begampur police stations conducted searches and found the apartment where the two suspects were staying.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) Sanjay Sain said, “We were told the duo was armed and lived in a densely populated area. The owner of the house confirmed their presence. Our team knocked on their door but they didn’t open. Instead, they threatened to kill everyone in the building, including themselves. We tried to pacify them but they didn’t listen to us.”
When the police teams tried using a window that was open, the duo started shooting.
DCP Sain said police first evacuated people in the building. “We were trying to arrest them but they kept firing. This went on for an hour after which our team decided to barge into their room. A resident helped the team with a hammer. Our team retaliated and started firing,” the DCP added. Six police constables fired multiple bullets.
The deceased criminals were identified as Amir Khan and Rajman. Police seized several rounds of ammunition and two pistols from their possession.
The injured policemen were rushed to a nearby hospital.
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