New Delhi: One of Delhi’s most wanted gangsters, Rajesh Bharti, was killed in a shootout with the police in south Delhi on Saturday morning. Three members of his gang were also killed in the encounter. The Delhi police said the shootout happened in Fatehpur Beri’s Chanan Hola village, near Chhatarpur.
Gangster Rajesh Bharti killed in Delhi encounter
At least 35 rounds of gunfire were exchanged, an officer said. Four police officers also received bullet injuries. Police recovered illegal semi-automatic pistols from a Ford Endeavour car in which Bharti and his associates were travelling.
Bharti, who was on the list of the city’s top 10 wanted criminals, had fled custody of the Haryana police in February this year and was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh for his arrest. Bharti had at least 25 cases of murder, extortion, carjacking and robbery against him.