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3 held after brief exchange of fire with police in Vasant Kunj

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New Delhi, Oct 3 (PTI) Three men, including one involved in 28 cases of robbery, were arrested after a brief exchange of fire in southwest Delhi's Vasant Kunj area, police said on Thursday. Sunil Kumar Meena (34), a resident of Dwarka, Satish Chander (48), a resident of Uttam Nagar, and Satender Kumar (30), a resident of Nangloi, were arrested, they said. Meena was involved in 28 cases of robbery while Chander was involved in seven cases. Police said they received information on Wednesday evening that two-three persons will come to Vasant Kunj in an i10 car with an intention of committing a crime. "About 8:30pm, the i10 car was located by police near Grand Hotel Vasant Kunj on Teri University-Grand Hotel Road. Police blocked the vehicle, following which one of the occupants opened fire in a bid to escape," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Devender Arya. Police retaliated. Two rounds were fired from both sides after which police overpowered the accused, he said. A case under relevant sections of the IPC has been registered at Vasant Kunj North police station and the accused have been arrested, the DCP said. Two country-made pistols, three live cartridges, one empty cartridge, one knife, one car, fake number plate and house-breaking equipment have been seized from them, police said. PTI NIT NIT ABH ABH

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