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Constable shot at while trying to arrest chain snatchers


New Delhi: A constable was today shot at and injured by a chain snatcher at Geeta Colony flyover when a police team had gone to arrest him and his accomplice.

The incident took place at around 1.45 PM. When the 22-member team, deployed to nab the chain snatcher duo in the flyover connecting central Delhi with Geeta Colony, tried flagging down a suspicious bike-borne duo, they allegedly opened fire, a senior police officer said.

While the other officials ducked at the right time, the bullet hit Bhiwa Ram on his arm. The constable is posted at Daryaganj police station.

Ram was admitted to LNJP Hospital. His condition is stated to be stable now, said the official.

The police team, however, managed to nab Manoj (24), who was riding pillion and had fired the shot at the picketing team, but his partner fled the spot. Manoj is wanted in at least 24 criminal cases, the official said.

A case has been registered at Daryaganj Police station and efforts are on to neb the other accused, police added.

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