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Armed burglar held in Delhi

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The Delhi Police have arrested a 47-year-old armed burglar from Kapashera area in South-West Delhi, the police said on Monday.

A loaded country made pistol along with two live cartridges have been recovered from the accused, who has been identified as Rajender Kumar, a resident of Mangol Puri.

The police said that they had received a tip-off about Kumar coming to the area following which a trap was laid near the MCD School in Kapashera.

"The accused, who was coming on a motorcycle from Dwarka Link road, was asked to stop. But instead of stopping, he tried to flee. After a successful chase, he was apprehended. During his cursory frisking, one loaded country made pistol with two live cartridges and six mobile phones were recovered from his possession. One stolen scooty was later recovered from his instance," said Devender Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-West).

During interrogation, Kumar disclosed that he is a native of Delhi and a school dropout. "He fell in bad company. After that he decided to commit crime to fulfil his needs. He has been involved in 22 cases of various thefts," Arya said. IANS 

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