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Two injured in police firing in Fathepur

india Updated: Oct 19, 2009 18:35 IST

Two persons were injured when police fired on a group of locals who attacked the plainclothesmen mistaking them as abductors.

Police in plain clothes arrested two criminals -- Sarvesh Patel and Dilip Patel -- wanted by Andhra Pradesh police in murder and loot case, from Aung town last night, officials said.

While the two criminals were being taken to the police station, locals under suspicion that the two were being abducted, attacked the police party, indulged in brick batting and opened fire local villagers , they said.

In retaliatory action police opened fire on the mob injuring two persons -- Anil and Surendra, they said.

Police said both the criminals had been taken to Andhra Pradesh.