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`Criminal' killed

NEW DELHI: A criminal carrying a reward of Rs. 15,000 on his head for his alleged involvement in a murder was killed in an encounter with the Special Cell on Rithala Road in North-West Delhi in the early hours of Thursday. A constable sustained bullet injuries in the crossfire but was stated to be out of danger.

Acting on a tip-off that Aman Kumar, involved in seven criminal cases, would pass by Rithala Road on Thursday morning, the police laid a trap. Around 5-30 a.m., they spotted the suspect coming towards them on a scooter. Subsequently, Constable Rishi Raj tried to intercept the scooter when the suspect stopped, abandoned the vehicle and began running on foot. He also whipped out a firearm and opened fire on the police party. One of the bullets pierced through the left forearm of Constable Rajbir.

The police fired in return, in which Aman also sustained bullet injuries. Both the injured where rushed to Sanjay Gandhi Hospital where Aman was declared dead on arrival. Rajbir was operated upon and was stated to be in stable condition.

Guard arrested

NEW DELHI: A security guard posted at a Najafgarh ATM centre of the UTI Bank in South-West Delhi was arrested on Wednesday on charges of siphoning off money from the accounts of illiterate people by stealing and using their ATM cards.

On Wednesday, the police received a complaint from Dal Chand, a MCD employee, alleging that Sanjeev, the security guard, who had helped him withdraw money from his account, returned another ATM card to him. Sanjeev then allegedly withdrew Rs. 18,400 from Dal Chand's account. Acting on the complaint, the police arrested Sanjeev and recovered a television bought from Dal Chand's money.

Sex racket busted

NEW DELHI: Four persons, including three young women, were arrested on Wednesday by the Crime Branch on charges of running a sex racket from a beauty parlour at Pitampura in North-West Delhi.

Acting on a tip-off that Jagdeep Kumar was running a prostitution racket from a beauty parlour, the police sent a decoy customer. As soon as Jagdeep accepted Rs. 4,000 for providing a sex worker, the police raided the place and arrested him along with three women.

Three held for brawl

NEW DELHI: Three persons have been arrested by the South Delhi police for allegedly being involved in a brawl over a petty issue. The incident took place at Madangir in South Delhi on Thursday.

According to the police, Sunil and Kunal, both residents of Madangir, had an altercation over the selling of meat of a certain animal which led to fisticuffs between them and their friends in the morning. As the situation threatened to turn ugly, someone informed the police. The local police reached the spot immediately and arrested Sunil, Kunal and another person, Madan.

Protest over water

NEW DELHI: Students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) were out to demand more basic things this Thursday night. With the Campus witnessing one of its worst water shortages this summer, angry hostel residents decided to take things in their hand, when the water supplied by a tanker was found to be muddy and polluted. Students blocked all entry points, stopping all traffic movement. Till around 11 p.m., students refused to move from the entrance demanding that the Vice Chancellor intervene.

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