Three armed men, who targeted joggers, cyclists, and people during their morning walks at Connaught Place, were caught after an exchange of fire with the police near Shankar Market this morning, officials said.
The suspects were identified as 22-year-old Mohammad Salim, 24-year-old Mohammad Ismail and 22-year-old Sayud, the officials told news agency Press Trust of India. One of their accomplice managed to escape, they added.
The police laid a trap after they received information that the suspects would again try to target people near Shankar Market.
The suspects, who arrived on a motorcycle, were asked to stop by a police team. Instead of stopping, the two men started firing at the police. In self defence, the police also fired back at them, a senior police officer said.
During the exchange of fire, Salim and Ismail suffered bullet injuries in their legs and were taken to RML hospital for treatment, the officer added.
While Sayud was arrested, another suspect managed to flee from the spot, the officer said.
It is suspected that the accused were involved in allegedly robbing an expensive bicycle and an iPhone from a 24-year-old man at Connaught Place last week.
A case has been registered and raids are being carried out to nab the missing suspect, police said.