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Delhi: Notorious gangster Rajesh Bharti, three aides killed in encounter with special cell

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shashikant Sharma | Updated on: 09 Jun 2018, 03:56:12 PM
Visual from encounter site (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi:

Delhi's notorious gangster Rajesh Bharti was killed in an encounter with Delhi police's special cell on Saturday. Apart from Bharti, three more members of his gang were also killed in the encounter, which broke out in Fatehpur Beri’s Chanan Hola village.

Bharti, one of the top 10 wanted criminals of Delhi had Rs 1 lakh bounty on his head. The police were hunting for him for the last few months after he fled from the custody of Haryana police.

On Saturday, the special cell officers intercepted him in Fatehpur Beri and asked to surrender along with his men. However, Bharti and his men opened fire at police and a fierce gun battle broke out, according to Delhi police.

During the encounter, 35 rounds of gunfire were fired from both sides. Four policemen were also injured in the gunbattle. Police recovered a huge cache of weapons, including semi-automatic pistols, from an SUV in which Bharti and his men were traveling.

From murder to extortion and carjacking to robbery, Bharti had as many as 25 criminal cases registered against him in several police states across in Delhi and Haryana. 

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First Published : 09 Jun 2018, 02:22:23 PM