A member of the notorious Gogi gang was apprehended after a brief encounter in New Delhi’s Khatta area on Monday night.
The accused, identified as Bhagwan Singh, was a sharpshooter of the Gogi Gang and Boxer Gang. This gang also used to work for Lawrence Bishnoi.
According to reports, Singh was asked to surrender but he opened fire on the police team. In retaliation, an officer of the Special Cell shot him in the left leg.
Bhagwan Singh alias Mukesh (age 32 years) has been involved in many incidents like extortion, murder, and shooting. Numerous cases have been registered against him.
"Arrested Bhagwan Singh alias Mukesh was wanted and absconding in a sensational abduction and subsequent killing of Satish on in the area of Shahbad Dairy vide FIR No 369/2022 dated 24/05/2022 under Sections 365/302/34/201 of IPC in Shahbad Dairy Police Station," said Delhi Police.
"Based on specific information, the police planned the encounter. "At about 12.10 am today on August 2, a person riding on the bike (identified as Bhagwan Singh) was spotted coming from Swaroop Nagar side and going towards the landfill. He was signalled to stop by the members of the police team after disclosing the identity of the police but he tried to escape by reversing the bike but he was surrounded by the team and asked to surrender. But Bhagwan Singh whipped out his pistol and fired towards the team. Members of the team also fired in self-defence to overpower the accused, in which he was got injured in his left leg. He was immediately rushed to Jagjeevan Ram hospital," informed the police.
Total of five rounds were fired-- three by the accused and two by the members of the team, police said, adding that a semi-automatic pistol of .32 with 3 live cartridges were recovered from the accused and he has been admitted to a local hospital.
Singh was previously involved in more than seven criminal cases including two cases of murder, two cases of attempt to murder, two cases of attack on police, and others of assault, hurt, intimidation, riots, theft, arms act etc. in Delhi.
Bhagwan Singh is also convicted in a murder case and the appeal of the accused person is pending in Delhi High Court against the conviction.
Police said that Singh came into contact with members of Gogi gang and thereafter he become associated with that gang and now working with them.
Further investigation is in progress.