New Delhi, June 9: Most wanted criminal of Delhi, Rajesh Bharti, was killed on Saturday in a shootout with police officers in south Delhi. Along with Bharti, three of his accomplices were brought down in a police encounter in the Chattarpur area, police informed. In the deadly encounter, six policemen were also injured as officers of Delhi Police Special Cell engaged the gang early in the day.
According to a report by IANS, a trap was laid that resulted in the death of the four criminals, who were on the run after escaping from the Haryana Police's custody. It must be noted that Bharti carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh.
According to a report by Hindustan Times, the shootout happened in Fatehpur Beri’s Chanan Hola village. The report further informs that a team from the Special Cell, which is the anti-terror unit of the city police, intercepted Bharti and his men at Fatehpur Beri. The Delhi Police informed that Bharti and his men were asked to surrender but they fired at the policemen.
In the shootout, at least 35 rounds of gunfire was exchanged and four police officers are believed to have received bullet injuries. Reports state that Police also recovered illegal semi-automatic pistols from a Ford Endeavour car in which Bharti and his associates were travelling.
For the unversed, Bharti, a hardened criminal and wanted in several cases was on the list of the city’s top 10 wanted criminals. He had fled custody of the Haryana police in February this year. Reports inform that Bharti had at least 25 cases of murder, extortion, carjacking and robbery against him.