Noida: Robbers who gave cops the slip after gunfight arrested
The trio and an associate, identified as Robin, were intercepted by a police team for checking around 7pm near Gautam Budh Nagar University on Tuesday, following which the suspects allegedly opened fire and fled.noida Updated: Nov 01, 2017 18:49 IST
Three persons wanted by the police, who had given them the slip during a gunbattle in Ecotech-1 area of Greater Noida on Tuesday, were arrested.
The trio and an associate, identified as Robin, were intercepted by a police team for checking around 7pm near Gautam Budh Nagar University on Tuesday, following which the suspects allegedly opened fire and fled. However, Robin was injured and arrested by the police.
The police said Robin was questioned and he said that the three men would be in Dankaur. Raids were conducted in several villages and arrests were made. Four countrymade pistols with live cartridges and Rs2.24 lakh were recovered from their possession.
The accused have been identified as Dinesh, 26, a resident of Bulandshahr, Naushad, 25 and Nazakat, 26, residents of Rabupura in Greater Noida.
Superintendent of police (rural), Gautam Budh Nagar, Suniti, said, “The four of them had robbed the cash from a father-son duo at gunpoint in Dankaur. The duo was on a bike and was returning from Canara Bank after making a withdrawal on October 25. However, the robbers intercepted them near Acheja village, pointed guns at them and took the money.”
A complaint was filed in this regard by Bhupendra Kumar, a resident of Mirzapur in Rabupura. He told the police he was driving the bike and his father was riding pillion when the incident took place.
On the same day, a commuter was robbed of Rs59,000 in Jewar area. He had stated that the robbers had fled towards Bulandshahr.
The police said that on Tuesday, the four men were riding two bikes and when they were stopped, those sitting pillion opened fire at the police, to which they retaliated.
Two men managed to flee towards Gharbara village while two others lost their balance and fell. As the duo fell, one of them escaped amid the dark surroundings, while Robin could not run due to bullet injury and was nabbed, the police said.
He was shifted to Yatharth Hospital, immediately, for treatment.
Suniti said, “The four men were involved in seven cases of robbery in Greater Noida. On Wednesday, they were sent to judicial custody after being produced in court.”