Three criminals held after brief encounter in Noida, robbery averted
The police said, they received information that some persons were planning to rob a money exchange agent, who carries about Rs15-20 lakh in foreign currencies to Delhi every day.noida Updated: Sep 16, 2017 22:08 IST
The Noida police arrested three persons after a brief exchange of fire near D Park in Noida’s Sector 62 on Friday. The police said the three are hardened criminals and were planning to rob a money exchange executive of Fortis Hospital, the police said.
The police said, they received information that some persons were planning to rob a money exchange agent, who carries about Rs15-20 lakh in foreign currencies to Delhi every day.
“Based on the information, we stationed a police party near Fortis Hospital for the last couple of days. On Friday evening, the police team stopped four persons travelling on two motorcycles. Seeing the police, the men started to flee the spot. One of the constables tried to stop them and managed to catch hold of their motorcycle,” said Arun Kumar Singh, the superintendent of police (Noida city).
To escape from the clutches of the police, they opened fire at the police party and ran to take cover among the trees near D Park. In retaliation, the police also opened fire at them. In the crossfire, one of the miscreants received bullet injuries to his thigh.
“We managed to arrest three of them while one person is still at large,” an officer said.
The accused were identified as Anjam, Yogesh and Tarun, all residents of Ghaziabad.
“They are hardened criminals and have been jailed earlier for many offences including murder, extortion and loot. Anjam received a bullet wound to his thigh and is admitted to a hospital,” Singh said.
Yogesh has 16 cases registered against him and has been active in criminal activities since 2010, the police said. Anjam has 10 cases registered against him and Tarun is wanted in four cases, the police said.
The police are on the lookout for their accomplice, Yashpal, who managed to evade arrest on Friday.
The police confiscated a .32 bore pistol, two .315 bore pistols and two motorcycles from the possession of the accused.
First Published: Sep 16, 2017 22:08 IST