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VIDEO: Delhi police releases footage of restaurant shootout

Delhi police have released the CCTV footage of a shootout in a Delhi restaurant in which a wanted criminal was killed recently.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 18, 2015 9:13:16 pm

The Delhi police on Monday released the CCTV footage of a shootout in a Delhi restaurant in which a wanted criminal was killed recently.

The 30-second video shows policemen entering the restaurant and trying to capture a man. As the man tries to flee, a policeman tries to get hold of him. When the man tries to pull out a gun, policeman guns him down, triggering panic among the customers.

The incident took place inside Sagar Ratna restaurant in Central Delhi. The dead man was identified as Manoj Awasthi. He was wanted in several cases of fraud and carried a reward of Rs 50,000 for his arrest. Police said no one else was hurt in the shootout.

Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) S N Shrivastav said Awasthi was killed after he pulled out a gun on seeing the police team. The Special Cell officers reacted quickly and gunned him down.

 

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