Greater Noida: Police shoot dead gangster Sumit Gurjar in alleged encounter
A 27-year-old noted gangster was shot dead by the police allegedly in a late night encounter in Sector Chi 4, Greater Noida on Tuesday, the police said.
The deceased, Sumit Gurjar, carried a bounty of Rs 50,000 on his head, and was involved, along with other gangsters, in crimes like robbery and extortion in various sectors of Noida and Greater Noida, the police added.
Gurjar’s three accomplices managed to escape.
Love Kumar, senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, said the police had received information about the movement of four armed men in the area. The police raised a checkpoint near ATS Crossing at around 9pm. The accused men were travelling in a white Maruti Swift Dzire and were intercepted. “The encounter lasted for more than one hour. The four criminals opened fire at the police after which we also retaliated,” Kumar said.
Ajay Kumar Sharma, station house officer of Bisrakh police station, said, “The driver was signalled to stop, but they fired. They tried to escape but our team chased them.”
Sharma said that Gurjar’s car lost balance while speeding and collided with the gate of a residential society in Sector Chi 4.
Police teams cordoned the criminals, who again opened fire on the police team. When the cops responded, Gurjar received a bullet in the abdomen and was rushed to district hospital, where doctors declared him as brought dead.
Love Kumar said that sub-inspector Satish Kumar, who is the incharge of Pari Chowk police post, also received a bullet injury. Satish has been admitted at Kailash Hospital and his condition is stable.
The car was found stolen by the criminals and the police also recovered illegal weapons including five country-made pistols and one imported pistol from the car. A manhunt has been launched for the three absconding accomplices of Gurjar.
Deepak Kesarkar, an MLA who represents Sawantwadi, said that after his return from Mumbai on Thursday night, the newly sworn-in chief minister asked the MLAs to behave in a “more mature fashion”.
In October 2019, the Bombay high court (HC) quashed a clutch of petition by environmentalists that sought to declare a 33-acre plot in the city’s green lung as a legal forest under the Indian Forest Act (1927). This patch was demarcated in 2013 to construct a car shed for the upcoming Metro 3 line.
If there is something that stands out in the rebellion led by Eknath Shinde and his predecessors like Chhagan Bhujbal, Narayan Rane and Raj Thackeray, it is the way in which the Shiv Sena leadership and even the ordinary Shiv Sainik responded to the crisis. If in the past the grassroots workers rallied around Balasaheb Thackeray, Sena leaders today admit to a virtual paralysis that has set in the party following the mass desertions led by Eknath Shinde.
Terming the notice as a “love letter”, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar said it showed the qualitative difference with which central agencies act towards leaders of the opposition and those in the government.
Karnataka home minister Araga Janendra said Friday he had only just received information about an alleged assault on two women in Anekal, a town in Bengaluru district. The sisters were allegedly stripped and assaulted at their home for failing to pay a debt. Multiple media reports have said the police refused to file a complaint for two days and only did so after videos of the assault were widely shared online.