Following their arrest, the police is now hot on the heels of their Bulandshahr-based accomplice who allegedly plotted the dramatic shootout on the direction of a northeast Delhi-based gangster- Naseer, who is in jail.
Acting swiftly, the police cross-checked the records and ascertained the age of the assailants within 24 hours. The four accused had claimed that they were juveniles following their detention after the incident at east Delhi's Karkardooma court, said a police official.
While two of them had no criminal record, one was an accused in a robbery case and another was allegedly involved in the brutal murder of a youth at Southeast Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar area last year, said the official.
The entire plan was allegedly masterminded by Naseer, who is currently lodged in a jail in connection with a murder case. Naseer had a grudge against the undertrial, Irfan, who had allegedly killed one of his prime aides, said the official.
While the undertrial, who was the actual target, sustained two bullets in firing and is in a hospital, the head constable, Ram Kanwar Meena, escorting him died after being hit by four bullets, the official said.
"Naseer had instructed one of his aides at Bulandshahr to arrange people for the attack and the juveniles were specially hired keeping in mind the legal provisions in connection with them", said the official.

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