NEW DELHI : Approach towards the car, the driver of the car started firing at the police party in which Inspr. Jatan Singh, Insp. Rajender Singh and ASI Pawan Kumar were hit by the bullets. But, they were saved by the bullet proof jackets worn by them. In order to take control of the situation and to save their lives, the police team had to open fire upon the Criminal during which he sustained gunshot injury in his left leg. He was subsequently overpowered by the police party. He was identified as Iqbal @ Guddu, and was sent to hospital for treatment in a PCR Van. A case vide FIR No 313/19, dated 18/10/19 u/s 186/353/307 IPC & 25/27 Arms Act was registered in this regard. One automatic pistol along with 4 live cartridges was recovered from the possession of the accused. Total 10 rounds were fired during the exchange of fire in which 6 rounds were fired by the police team while 4 rounds were fired by the accused.
Accused Iqbal @ Guddu is a desperate robber. He was born in a small village namely Sarsaul of Distt. Buland Shahar, UP. He came to Delhi in the year 1998-99, and started plying a taxi. He came in contact with Meharban Pehalwan of Buland Shahar, Farookh Pehalwan of Khurja and Furkan of Aligarh, all notorious criminals of Delhi and NCR. Soon, he also fell prey to make easy money and he also started committing dacoities from the year 2001 in Bullandshahar, Welcome, Delhi and another one in Agra. After coming out of jail in the year 2003, he along with one Ajay @ Pradhan r/o Salem Pur, UP, started stealing vehicles. He was again arrested in the year 2004 and after coming out of jail, he came in contact with Mehboob Pandey, r/o Khurja, Hashmat r/o Buland Shahar, Ravi r/o Agra, Rajkumar @ Raju r/o Sikandarabad. They committed dacoities/robberies at Anoop Shahar, Buland Shahar and Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad.
In the month of Oct. 2011, he and his associates namely Hashmat, Ravi, Brijesh, Azad and Imran targeted another jeweller r/o Mathura and robbed 10 Kg. silver and Rs. 9 lakhs cash vide FIR No. 729/ 11, u/s 395/34 IPC registered at PS-Kotwali Buland Shahar Dehat. All other accused except accused Iqbal @ Guddu have been arrested in this case. In the month of March 2012, he The police team of STF Crime Branch has been successful in apprehending a dreaded criminal wanted in several cases of dacoity, robbery, theft, arms act, etc. in Delhi & NCR after a brief exchange of fire. Accused Iqbal @ Guddu r/o Bulandshahr, UP, age 49 yrs is the gang leader and recently committed a robbery of Rs.65 lakh in Noida along with his other gang members.