Police arrested the gangster after he opened fire. His accomplice escaped. (Representational)
A gangster was arrested after being injured in a brief exchange of fire with police on Sunday in east Delhi's Gazipur, an official said.
Police laid a trap near a paper market, where the accused was seen arriving on a bike with another man. When the two were asked to surrender, they opened fire at the police team, which fired back in retaliation. A bullet hit the gangster's leg.
The gangster was arrested but his associate escaped. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police took away a pistol and six cartridges. The bike on which the gangster was riding was found to be stolen, Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) P Kushwah said.
The gangster is involved in more than 12 cases including that of dacoity, robbery, murder and extortion, police said.
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