Man plans armed robbery, arrested in shoot-out

A 32-year-old man has been arrested following a shoot-out near Akshardham on Friday night, the police said on Saturday. They said that he has been planning to commit armed robberies in Delhi.

DCP (Special Cell) P.S. Kushwah said that accused Mohd Rihan alias Shamim was out on bail in a 2018 dacoity case in which he was arrested along with four accomplices for allegedly looting ₹8.9 lakh from a Gandhi Nagar trader. Rihan’s accomplice Mohd Mujeeb was arrested on June 17 and he had said that Rihan was “desperately attempting to commit robberies to pay his debt and fund court proceedings”.

The police received a tip-off that Rihan was coming to NH-24 to commit robbery and would also meet his accomplices near Khel Gaon bus stand. They laid a trap and when they spotted the accused, he was asked to surrender. “He immediately fired at them and the police had to fire in self defence. Rihan sustained injuries and was apprehended,” Mr. Kushwah said. A loaded pistol with three live cartridges was seized from him.

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