New Delhi : SHO Sandeep Ghai and his team on patrol in South East district of Malviya Nagar, New Delhi tracked down 4 criminals firing at an individual and tried to intervene. However, on seeing the police patrol, the criminals fled from the spot in their Scorpio SUV. Police chased the vehicle and blocked all escape routes by control room co-ordination and the criminals were cornered after a hide-and-seek chase which lasted for more than 3 hours.
Finally the criminals were arrested (FIR No 385/2015 under section 302/34 of Indian penal code and 25/27 of Arms Act). The main accused, a gangster Deepak Gautam aka Pandit was wanted in many earlier cases of Murder and attempt to murder.
The injured who was immediately rushed to the hospital was declared brought dead. The reason of the shoot out was some long standing rivalry among the people in concern.