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Delhi: Two people seriously injured in shooting at Tilak nagar market; gunman arrested

A man was detained for allegedly opening fire at two people, and seriously injuring them in the Tilak Nagar market of the national capital, officials said on Tuesday (November 21). The incident unfolded on November 18 near the Tilak Nagar market metro station. Soon after the receipt of information, the police reached to the crime scene and recovered four empty cartridges from the spot.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: A man was detained for allegedly opening fire at two people, and seriously injuring them in the Tilak Nagar market of the national capital, officials said on Tuesday (November 21). The incident unfolded on November 18 near the Tilak Nagar market metro station. Soon after the receipt of information, the police reached to the crime scene and recovered four empty cartridges from the spot.

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The injured persons were recognized as Vikash (24) and Sajan (28) who were shifted to AIIMS Trauma Center in critical condition, Special Commissioner of Police (crime) Ravindra Singh Yadav said.

The police recorded the statements of the onlookers and said that at around 3.30 pm on November 18, Vikash along with his friends Sajan, Nishant and Ravi had visited Tilak Nagar market for some work. Sajan had a altercation with one Gautam, who knew each other. Gautam allegedly opened fire on them using an illegal gun.

In the firing incident, Vikash and Sajan received bullet injures and the accused absconded the scene, the police said.

“A case of attempt to murder and relevant provisions of the Arms Act was registered. Crime Branch of the Delhi Police was directed to take the case,” police said.

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Crime branch arrests accused
The crime branch of Delhi Police later apprehend Gautam (20) from Murthal in Sonipat. He confessed to the crime, the police said. Gautam also revealed that he purchased an illegal pistol and 50 rounds of bullets from a local criminal in the area, they said.

Gautam told the police that he had a personal enmity with Sajan. “We have started further probe into the matter,” Special CP Yadav said.

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