NEW DELHI: Seven months after hotelier and realtor Amit Gupta was shot dead in north Delhi’s Burari, Delhi Police’s Special Cell has nabbed the main shooter in the case, Ankit Gulia, a Gogi gang member. He had let off eight rounds at Gupta. Gulia was also involved in the recent extortion-related shooting of a jewellery showroom owner in Punjabi Bagh.HGS Dhaliwal, special commissioner (Special Cell), had formed a team comprising inspector Shiv Kumar, sub-inspector Rajesh and others to pursue the Gupta case. “We received information about Gulia’s movements and awaited him near the Neela Hauz flyover on Aruna Asif Ali Marg in south Delhi. Gulia was spotted astride a scooter at 5.15am on Saturday. When asked to stop by the police team, Gulia whipped out a pistol and fired at the cops. Two rounds were fired in retaliation before we nabbed the gangster,” said Dhaliwal.Gulia is involved in nine criminal cases, six in Delhi and the rest in Haryana. A semi-automatic .32 pistol and three live cartridges were recovered from him. The scooter was found to have been stolen from Ambedkar Nagar.The Gogi gang suspected that Gupta had given police information about Fazza, an associate, resulting in his encounter death. On August 23 last year, Gulia, a sharpshooter for the Jitender Gogi and Deepak Boxer gang, and some associates shot down Gupta. Gulia had fired eight rounds at the hotelier. Six people had been arrested in the case, but Gulia had been absconding.An officer revealed, “Boxer, who currently heads the Gogi gang, owned responsibility for the murder on Facebook. Gupta was killed due to his proximity to the rival Tillu gang. They also suspected him of financing the Tillu gang and of passing information about Fazza to the cops.”After attacking Gupta, Gulia and his men had fired indiscriminately at the office complex of a man named Satish in Mundka, in which two men, Mangal and Joginder, were shot dead and one person was injured. Four people were arrested for the crime. Last year on September 27, Gulia and associate Pradeep Mor were intercepted by the local police in Alipur. There was an exchange of gunshots, and Mor was arrested, but Gulia managed to evade the cops.On February 14, Gulia got his man, Aman, to fire at a jewellery showroom in Punjabi Bagh on the orders of Boxer. Aman fired six rounds targeting its owner in an extortion bid, according to police.