A gunbattle broke out between the Delhi police and criminals near Connaught Place's Shivaji Stadium late on Wednesday night. After the encounter police have arrested three of the assailants but one has gone absconding.
A huge amount of arms and ammunition have also been recovered from their possession.
The reasons of the encounter however still remain unknown. But according to the sources, police have started an investigation into the encounter and more details are expected to come up later in the day.
No one was reported injured in the incident.
Delhi's crime rate has increased in recent times and the Delhi Police had recently arrested a man who had threatened to blow up the iconic Red Fort.
The Delhi police has also tightened secrurity following intelligence inputs about possible attacks by terror outfits on foreigners in the Hauz Khas Village. The security has been beefed up in view of recent incidents of terror attacks on foreign tourists in various European countries.