Dreaded gangster of the Sundar Bhati gang, Ankit Gurjar, was shot multiple times on his leg and arrested on Saturday at Milak Lacchi village in Greater Noida’s Bisrakh area.
Gurjar is wanted in 14 cases, including three cases of murder and extortion. He is the prime suspect in the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijay Pandit.
Police and crime branch teams also arrested his accomplice Sanjay Gurjar. But Ankit’s second accomplice managed to flee the encounter spot.
Gurjar was rushed to the government district hospital in Noida where he is currently being treated. Police recovered a car and two pistols from the spot.
“We received information on Saturday that Ankit Gurjar was travelling with his friends to Dadri in a car from Delhi. Crime branch and police teams cordoned off the jungle of Milki Lacchi village where the encounter took place. Gurjar was shot two-three times on his leg and he is currently being treated at the district hospital,” said Gautam Budh Nagar senior superintendent of police Dharmendra Singh.
Gurjar had a reward of `50,000 on his head and was arrested by the Special Task Force (west) last year. A key member of the notorious Sundar Bhati gang, Gurjar gave the slip to the police on April 25 from the washroom of a flat of his relative during transit from Maharajganj to the district courts, Surajpur in Gautam Budh Nagar.
After his escape, Noida police had announced a reward of `12,000 on any information on Ankit.
Director general of police Javeed Ahmad announced a reward of `50,000 for the police team for catching Gurjar. Ahmad was unavailable for comments.