2 Pune cops, gangster injured in Vadodara shootout

  • PTI, Vadodara
  • Updated: Aug 11, 2016 14:34 IST
A forensic technician ties a police line together to seal off a crime scene. (Representational Image: Shutterstock)

A gangster and two policemen from Maharashtra’s Pune crime branch were injured in a shootout in Vadodara, police said on Thursday.

The crime branch team had come to the city to nab Sagar Rajput, a member of Gajanan Marne gang (of Pune), who is wanted in a murder and several other cases in Maharashtra.

As the police team dressed in plain clothes zeroed-in on Rajput who was riding a scooter at a spot behind Nehru Bhavan here, he tried to escape.

This was followed by a shootout between the gangster and the police team which continued for 20 minutes and around 12 rounds were fired by both the sides, police said.

One of the policemen suffered injuries in chest while the other hurt his leg, they said.

In the exchange of fire, Rajput received injuries on his leg and he jumped a wall of a residential locality and hid behind it.

Later, Rajput was nabbed with the help of local police.

“We have been trying to locate Rajput’s wife and his other contacts in the city and weapons used by him,” a senior police official said, adding an investigation in underway in the matter.

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