Delhi: 5 held in shootout near Dwarka Mor metro station, arms seized

Posted November 22, 2017

The report said earlier this month, a 38-year-old gangster who was wanted by police in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan was arrested after a brief shootout in Delhi.

The carjackers holed up in a building next to Dwarka Mor Metro Pillar number 768 as soon as the police team intercepted them.

In the middle of all the action, one of the suspects, later identified as Toni, managed to slide down from one of the windows to a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation office, which shares boundary with the building, and escape.

No one was injured in the firing even though the shootout happened in a residential area, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) - southwest Shibesh Singh.

Twelve firearms and over a hundred live cartridges were recovered from them, the police said. A large cache of weapons including 12 pistols and 100 bullets have been recovered from the site, Hindustan Times reported. "Five persons have been arrested", said the Delhi police spokesperson.

Metro train halt at the Dwarka Mor metro station was suspended temporarily because of the ongoing encounter.

The witness realised later that the man in plainclothes was a policeman.