Man injured in shootout with police in Delhi

- June 4, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

On April 20, he had allegedly attempted to kill a man, identified as Prashant, Harsh Vihar, police said

Delhi police (Representational photo)

A 19-year-old man was injured in a shootout with the police in east Delhi’s Ghazipur area, officials said on Tuesday.

Ayaan, who is facing several cases of murder and attempted murder in Delhi, received bullet injuries to both of his legs and was admitted to LBS Hospital, they said.

According to a senior police officer, acting on a tip-off, a team of the Special Cell led by Inspector Shiv Kumar laid a trap near the DDA Park in Ghazipur early Tuesday at 12:30 a.m.

“On seeing the police party, Ayaan, who was travelling on a scooter, opened fire on them. The police officers, in retaliation, fired three shots, hitting Ayaan in his legs,” the officer said.

On April 20, he had allegedly attempted to kill a man identified as Prashant in Harsh Vihar, police said.

In another incident, on May 29, he opened fire at another victim, Suraj, in the Welcome area, they said.

The officer said Ayaan was recuperating in the hospital and will be taken into custody once he is discharged.  (With inputs from PTI)