‘Gam­blers’ jump from sec­ond floor to es­cape ar­rest, fall in po­lice net

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NEW DELHI: In their bid to es­cape ar­rest dur­ing a po­lice raid at a gam­bling den in east Delhi’s Vish­was Na­gar on Thurs­day, three men jumped off the sec­ond floor of a build­ing, po­lice said.

The trio not only suf­fered frac­tures in the process, they also ended up get­ting caught just af­ter land­ing as a po­lice team had that es­cape route cov­ered.

By the end of the dra­matic raid, the po­lice nabbed a to­tal of 15 men aged be­tween 25 and 60 years and booked them un­der the Pub­lic Gam­bling Act, said Meghna Ya­dav, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (Shah­dara).

The al­leged gam­bling racket was op­er­at­ing from the sec­ond floor of a res­i­den­tial build­ing in Vish­was Na­gar that falls un­der the ju­ris­dic­tion of Farsh Bazar po­lice sta­tion.

“A pa­trolling team re­ceived a tip-off about the gam­bling den on Thurs­day af­ter­noon. Se­nior of­fi­cers were alerted and a search war­rant read­ied af­ter which we raided the build­ing,” said an in­ves­ti­ga­tor.

In­side the flat, sev­eral men were al­legedly putting cash at stake while gam­bling with cards. “When they saw the po­lice team, they tried to run away. While most tried to es­cape through the door, three jumped out of the bal­conies of the sec­ond floor,” said the of­fi­cer.

The trio es­caped life-threat­en­ing in­juries but ended up with frac­tures. A po­lice team that had waited nearby im­me­di­ately caught them and moved them to Dr Hedge­war Hos­pi­tal for treat­ment. The po­lice said they are out of dan­ger and have been ap­pre­hended. The po­lice also caught 12 oth­ers while a few man­aged to slip away.

The in­jured men have been iden­ti­fied as Sahil, 25, Ravi, 60, and Suresh, 28. The trio and the other 12 nabbed men are res­i­dents of east Delhi neigh­bour­hoods. NEWDELHI: Three days af­ter a shootout be­tween Delhi Po­lice spe­cial cell of­fi­cers and mem­bers of the ‘Kranti’ gang near the Dhaula Kuan Metro sta­tion that led to the ar­rest of its king­pin Ji­ten­der alias Jitu, po­lice have caught three more al­leged gang mem­bers.

The three in­clude Deven­der alias Sonu Kharkhadi, who had sus­tained a gun­shot in­jury in his right thigh dur­ing the shootout. An­other key mem­ber of the gang, Ran­veer, who was also in­volved in the shootout and a bul­let had pierced his right palm, is still on the run.

A Creta car in which the duo had fled dur­ing the en­counter was found aban­doned in Mahipalpur area, po­lice said.

Deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (spe­cial cell) San­jeev Ku­mar Ya­dav said that the gang was also in­volved in the rob­bery of the Creta car be­long­ing to the sta­tion house of­fi­cer (SHO) of the Naraina po­lice sta­tion. They had robbed the car from the of­fi­cer’s son at gun­point, right out­side the exit gate of an apart­ment in Dwarka where the of­fi­cer lives with his fam­ily.

“We have re­cov­ered the in­spec­tor’s Creta from Ra­jasthan’s Jhun­jhunu. A robbed i-20 car in which the three men were trav­el­ling at the time of their ar­rest from near Golf Course Road in Dwarka in the early hours of Thurs­day was also seized. Two pis­tols and four car­tridges were re­cov­ered from their pos­ses­sion,” said Ya­dav.

The other two ar­rested men were iden­ti­fied as Shekhar (only first name was given) and Ravin­der Ku­mar. Kharkhadi, in­volved in more than 15 cases, car­ried a re­ward of ₹1 lakh on his ar­rest while po­lice had an­nounced ₹50,000 re­ward on Shekhar’s ar­rest. On Tues­day around 9 pm, a shootout took place be­tween them and the po­lice.

On Thurs­day night, po­lice re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that the in­jured man would come to Dwarka to meet a doc­tor. Ac­cord­ingly, a trap was laid and the three men were caught, said po­lice.

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