Iqbal Qureshi of the Prince Teotia gang was shot dead in the busy Malviya Nagar market by two shooters of the rival Rohit Chaudhary gang, police said.
On the stormy Sunday evening, the busy Malviya Nagar market in south Delhi was rattled when two men on a bike rained bullets on a criminal, leaving him almost dead. The spot is less than 150 metres from a police booth.
Soon, a posse of police took over the market. Within hours, following intensive raids and surveillance, police teams managed to nab one of the shooters, while the other remained on the run, a senior officer said.
The officer said as per preliminary probe, Iqbal Qureshi, 35, is a wanted criminal and works for the gang of Prince Teotia. The men who attacked him belongs to the rival Rohit Chaudhary gang.
Deputy commissioner of police (south) Romil Baaniya, however, denied that it was a gang war.
According to senior police officers, the accused, Anuj Gulia, had been arrested in 2015 in a kidnapping case. A police team nabbed Gulia from near a park in Chirag Dilli and recovered a pistol from him.
Talking to HT, Qureshi, who is receiving treatment at a hospital in Saket, said, “I was sitting in my meat shop in the main market when suddenly two men rained bullets on me. I have identified them as Chaudhary’s men. They shot me five times.”