Neighbourhood News Desk: Two men, who had several criminal cases against them and were out on bail, were shot dead in full public view by unidentified gunmen in Bamnoli village, adjoining Najafgarh on Wednesday afternoon. Pawan Mann Ponny and Sandeep Mental — who were shot dead on Wednesday, face criminal cases such as murder, extortion and land grabbing. Police suspect that the two had a long-run rivalry with jailed city gangsters Manjeet Mahal, Pradeep Solanki and Neeraj Bawana over property related disputes, which led to the killings.
December 2014, police had arrested Pawan Maan accusing him of working for Sandeep. Delhi crime branch said Mental was running a land-grabbing racket from inside prison. Senior Delhi Police officers said at least 40 rounds were fired, of which six hit the duo, leaving them dead. Incident took place at noon when Sandeep and Pawan were heading towards Dwarka court where Sandeep had to appear for a case. Bullets hit the two in their face and the upper body. Passers-by called the police and both were rushed to a hospital where they were declared dead.