In the wee hours, Special Cell overpowered two dreaded gangsters after a short exchange of fire. The gangsters nabbed were identified as Salman alias Munna 24 years and Nazim 23 years, Salman who sustained a bullet injury in the leg, rushed to Babu Jagjiwan Ram Hospital, Jahangirpuri. Indian Penal Code and further probe is underway," Pramod Kushwaha DCP Special Cell spoke. It further revealed that they killed one Hakimuddin at close range when Hakimuddin with his son was returning home. They pumped 8 bullets into the deceased. Hakimuddin was brother of Rehan alias Gullu who is an associate of Irfan alias Chhainu, a notorious criminal. They both again killed a 28-year-old man Sarfaraz in the area of Kanti Nagar near Krishna Nagar Delhi. Sarfaraz was suspected by them to be a sympathizer of Gullu and he also used to provide financial and other logistic help to him. The gang rivalry in the Northeast district has been going on the bloody turf for more than 10 years and has so far taken more than 35 lives in this connection. HOW THIS GANGWAR IN NORTHEAST DISTRICT BEGAN IN 2011 It started way back in 2011 when one Atif was killed by Irfan alias Chhainu, Akil Mama, Wasim and Akil Don about 9 years ago. Atif had an affair with the daughter of one of the acquaintances who sought help from Chhainu to eliminate Atif. Later on, one Matin Ahmad was killed by Nasir, Imran and other associates. The follow-up ended shooting dead Akil Mama and Akil Don in the year 2015. Javed, brother of Akil Mama was also shot dead by a rival gang. Qamar, brother of Mumtaz associated with Chhainu gang was killed by Nasir gang. In the year 2015, Nasir got Chhainu attacked while being produced in Karkardooma court. The members of Nasir gang indiscriminately opened fire in the court in which a Delhi Police head constable died. In October 2017, Wajid was shot dead by Anwar Hatela (Chhainu gang). On the same day, Arif (Nasir gang) was shot dead by Anwar Hatela and his associates. Anwar Hatela had also killed 3 members of Nasir gang in Amroha in the year 2017. In the year 2018, Anwar Hatela fired upon a team of Special Cell led by Inspector Shiv Kumar in Amroha. In exchange of fire, Anwar Hatela got injured in both legs. The same team also arrested dreaded Asif in the year 2018 after a brief exchange of fire. In the year 2018, Riyaz Handa and Rizwan were tasked by Chhainu with attacking Nasir but both were arrested by the same team of Special Cell. Criminal activities of both the above gang members have been contained after invoking provisions of MCOCA against members of these gangs and this has really helped to contain their violent criminal activities to a great extent curbing crime. More than 20 members of both the gangs are lodged in jails.