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Three robbers held after shoot-out in Greater Noida

Those arrested have been identified as Kapil, Dinesh and Bhura, alias Prashant, all residents of Bulandshahr. Prashant suffered a bullet injury to his leg during the exchange of fire. He was rushed to the hospital after the trio was arrested.

noida Updated: Jul 22, 2017 22:21 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
Peeyush Khandelwal
Hindustan Times
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The police, acting on a tip-off, had laid a trap in Sigma-1 to apprehend the five persons, against whom there are several pending cases.

The police arrested three persons after a shoot-out with a gang of five alleged criminals in Sigma-1 area of Greater Noida on Saturday morning. One of the accused got injured and two managed to flee.

Those arrested have been identified as Kapil, Dinesh and Bhura, alias Prashant, all residents of Bulandshahr. Prashant suffered a bullet injury to his leg during the exchange of fire. He was rushed to the hospital after the trio was arrested.

The police, acting on a tip-off, had laid a trap in Sigma-1 to apprehend the five persons, against whom there are several pending cases.

This was a part of the drive by the Gautam Budh Nagar police to arrest all accused and criminals in the district.

After making the arrest, the police came to know that the group was responsible for a robbery that took place on July 17 in Kasna.

An 18-year-old man was robbed of Rs16 lakh in Swarn Nagri area of Greater Noida in the afternoon of July 17 by three young men on a bike.

According to the police, Anuj Bhati, a resident of village Sikanderabad in Greater Noida works as a collection agent for a company. After collecting the cash from a customer of the company in Swarn Nagri, he was on way to Pari Chowk when he was robbed by the trio.

The accused, who were on a bike, pushed Bhati’s bike. When the victim fell, one of the accused snatched his bag which had cash in it and fled. Bhati then called the police helpline and lodged a complaint. He informed the police that the accused were aged between 23-27 years.

“The arrested persons have a history of criminal cases against them. In 2016, the group had looted a tempo in the Dadri jurisdiction,” Jitendra Kumar, station house officer, Kasna police station, said.

The police recovered Rs4.20 lakh, two countrymade pistols, four live cartridges, one knife and two bikes from the accused. The police have also launched a manhunt to nab the two accused who fled.

First Published: Jul 22, 2017 22:21 IST