Noida: Kin of gangster who was shot dead block Mahamaya Flyover
Twenty-seven-year-old Sumit Gurjar was shot dead by the police in a late-night encounter in Chi-4 area of Greater Noida on Tuesday night.noida Updated: Oct 04, 2017 17:49 IST
Family members of Sumit Gurjar, who was shot dead by the police in an alleged encounter on Tuesday night, said the shoot-out was staged and blocked the Mahamaya Flyover in protest on Wednesday.
Twenty-seven-year-old Sumit Gurjar was shot dead by the police in a late-night encounter in Chi-4 area of Greater Noida on Tuesday night. However, three of his accomplices fled the spot. He carried a bounty of Rs 50,000 and had allegedly been involved in robberies and extortion in Noida and Greater Noida, the police said.
Sumit’s family members denied his involvement in any criminal activity and blocked vehicular movement on the flyover, which is an important link between Noida and Delhi. It was lined up with vehicles up to the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway.
Gurjar’s family, from Baghpat, reached the Sector 94 mortuary around 10.30am on Wednesday, where his body was kept.
In the backdrop of the traffic jam, police teams from Sector 39, Sector 20 and Expressway police stations swung into action along with traffic personnel to divert the traffic.
Manveer Singh Gurjar, Sumit’s uncle, alleged that the encounter was staged. He said that Sumit had gone to a nearby market to buy carrot seeds for farming on September 30.
“Sumit was in the market when a police team picked him up. Someone told us about it and we went to the police station but they feigned ignorance. We had no clue of his whereabouts nor why the police had taken him into custody.”
He said that the next day, they were informed that Noida police has taken him into its custody. “We approached Noida police and informed the senior police officers about the illegal detention of Sumit Gurjar but the police officers said they did not know about the issue.”
The family members said they came to know of Sumit’s death only after seeing the news on television. Over hundreds of vehicles were stranded at the spot and it took the police over an hour to reinstate smooth traffic flow.
The Gautam Budh Nagar senior superintendent of police, Love Kumar, said, “We have all evidence against him. He was recently involved in looting a cash van and killing two employees, including a driver and security guard of a liquor firm, in Choganpur area of Greater Noida.”