Sharpshooter from UP’s Kasganj arrested in Delhi Encounter, aide escapes

Prime News, National (New Delhi), February 5:- A sharpshooter from Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj, where communal clashes broke out on Republic Day, was arrested after an encounter in Delhi this morning. His accomplice escaped. A member of what the police call the “Chhenu” gang in UP, Tanwir alias Munnawar, is wanted in a number of cases, including a double murder in Delhi and a case of firing at policemen. Tanwir carried a Rs. 70,000 reward for his capture.

The police had information that Tanwir would reach Okhla Mandi in southeast Delhi with an accomplice early this morning. Security was increased and the entire area was barricaded to restrict their movement. As soon as they entered the area in a Swift car, they opened fire on the police team. The police retaliated and attacked their vehicle. Several rounds were fired and Tanwir was hit twice. He was saved as he was wearing a bulletproof jacket. The cops overpowered him, but his associate managed to escape. Tanwir was arrested and taken to the hospital. Two policemen were also injured in the encounter.
Tanwir has a dozen cases of murder and loot against him in Delhi and UP. In 2016, he fired at police officers in Delhi and escaped. He was involved in the murder of two youngsters in Brahmpuri and Seelampur in Delhi last year, the police said. The incident was caught on the CCTV camera, but Tanwir and his men couldn’t be arrested. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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