Three members of a criminal gang were arrested with deadly weapons including an AK-47 rifle and carbines in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Saturday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off that some hardened criminals were on way from Samastipur to Muzaffarpur to commit a crime, a team from Sakra police station intercepted four motorcyclists near Sihchowk following which they opened fire, Superintendent of Police Ratan Sanjay told PTI.
The police retaliated and one of them was hit by a bullet but he managed to escape, the SP said.
Those arrested were identified as Rohit Kumar, Ganesh Kumar and Pankaj Kumar, he said, adding that they were wanted in a number of cases of murder, extortion and bank robberies.
An AK 47 rifle, two carbines, as many hand grenades, a country-made pistol, four magazines of AK-47, carbines and 50 rounds of ammunition of nine mm calibre were recovered from them, he said.