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Two held for shooting, robbing auto driver in Greater Noida’s Kasna

Two men in their twenties were arrested by Kasna police on Monday morning for allegedly shooting an auto-rickshaw driver on his leg on February 4. While the police said they have recovered the pistol used in the incident, one of the suspects still remains at large.

noida Updated: Mar 12, 2019 03:36 IST
Tanmayee Tyagi
Tanmayee Tyagi
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
On February 4, Kaushalendra, was allegedly shot in the leg after the three men robbed him of his valuables in the Chi 3 area of Kasna in Greater Noida. The 19-year-old auto driver was shot after he tried to resist the robbery.
On February 4, Kaushalendra, was allegedly shot in the leg after the three men robbed him of his valuables in the Chi 3 area of Kasna in Greater Noida. The 19-year-old auto driver was shot after he tried to resist the robbery. (Picture for representation)
         

Two men in their twenties were arrested by Kasna police on Monday morning for allegedly shooting an auto-rickshaw driver on his leg on February 4. While the police said they have recovered the pistol used in the incident, one of the suspects still remains at large.

On February 4, Kaushalendra, was allegedly shot in the leg after the three men robbed him of his valuables in the Chi 3 area of Kasna in Greater Noida. The 19-year-old auto driver was shot after he tried to resist the robbery.

The two arrested suspects were identified as Sonu Sharma (24) and Sumit Chauhan (25), who are from Greater Noida and Aligarh, respectively. The third suspect was identified as Vikas.

According to police, the three had planned to rob the auto driver by posing as passengers. They were in the car together and Chauhan booked the auto near the Venice mall and the others later intercepted the vehicle. They robbed the driver of his phone and ₹300 cash.

Police said Kaushalendra was shot by Vikas from inside the car after Kaushalendra caught hold of Chauhan.

“It was a robbery gone wrong. While Sharma had planned the whole thing, it was Chauhan who had posed as a passenger and booked the auto. The shooting was done by their third accomplice who is absconding at the moment,” said Vaibhav Krishna, senior superintendent of police.

The police said Sharma works as security personnel in a housing society. The pistol that was used in the shooting was registered in his name. Chauhan and Sharma were arrested from near the ATS roundabout on Monday morning during checking as the police had identified the car used by the suspects.

When stopped for questioning, police found the pistol and the duo were identified in connection with the incident. “They were travelling in a WagonR, registered in Sharma’s name. The car had also been used in the February 4 incident,” the SSP said.

They were booked under Indian Penal Code sections 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing a robbery) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property) and sections of the Arms Act.

“Both the suspects do not have any previous criminal history. However, Vikas has been involved in some cases. We are looking into that and efforts are on to nab him,” the SSP said.

The duo was produced in front of a magistrate and later sent to jail.

First Published: Mar 12, 2019 03:36 IST

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