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Man wanted in several cases arrested after shootout in Delhi

New Delhi: A man, wanted in connection with several cases of robbery, snatching and attempt to murder, was arrested in the wee hours today near Nehru Place in southeast Delhi following a shootout, police said.

The accused, Akbar alias Danish who was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000, and his accomplice Asif, allegedly opened fire at a police party around 2.30 AM, a senior police officer said.

While his accomplice managed to flee, Danish was nabbed, he said.

Danish is wanted in many cases of robbery, theft, snatching and attempt to murder. He carries a reward of Rs 25,000 in connection with a shootout case at Pul Prahaladpur, the official said.

Two policemen escaped without injuries as the bullets hit their bulletproof jackets, he added.

PTI