Two suspected car-borne criminals, one of them wielding a carbine, were shot dead in an encounter with the Noida (Phase II) police’s team on Monday night.
The police, however, could not identify the alleged robbers even hours after the encounter.
Noida’s Senior Superintendent of Police Naveen Arora said, “One carbine and a country-made revolver were recovered from the site, we are checking our records to ascertain their identities. They had come to rob.”
“On the basis of a tip-off, the area was searched and the suspect whiteMaruti Esteem car — registration number UP 83 B 3939 — was found in Noida Phase II,” Arora said. When the police team asked the car’s occupants to stop, they, police said, opened fire. Later, the duo slipped out of the car while firing and made a desperate bid to escape under the cover of the forest near the Hindon.
“They tried to cross over to the other side even though the police kept firing at them,” said Arora.The exchange of fire continued for around 30 minutes, leaving the duo along with police constable Dharamender Singh injured.
The duo were declared ‘brought dead’ at the hospital while the constable was given treatment.