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Ghaziabad: Police nab 3 robbers after shootout , Rs 25 lakh recovered

Four assailants, all in their 20s, overtook a car in which three meat businessmen were travelling, and looted the money flashing their weapon, DIG Ashutosh Kumar said.

By: Express News Service | Ghaziabad | Updated: January 15, 2016 2:21 am
The robbers fled towards Modi Nagar in Ghaziabad after committing the crime. They started firing at police personnel who were chasing them on motorcycle. (Source: Gajendra Yadav) The robbers fled towards Modi Nagar in Ghaziabad after committing the crime. They started firing at police personnel who were chasing them on motorcycle. (Source: Gajendra Yadav)

Uttar Pradesh Police nabbed three robbers after a shootout that lasted nearly two hours in Thursday. Two of the robbers and a constable were injured in the fire exchange, said the police.

Police tracked down the robbers who were fleeing after looting Rs 25 lakh from three meat businessmen at Kharkhoda town in Hapur district, said a senior officer. While trying to evade the police, the robbers shot and injured constable Anil Choudhary, said a police officer. The constable received bullet injuries in his abdomen and leg and is undergoing treatment in hospital, the officer added.

 

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DIG Ashutosh Kumar said the accused fled towards Modi Nagar in Ghaziabad after committing the crime. They started firing at police personnel who were chasing them on motorcycle and one police constable was injured in the firing. “The accused took away his rifle and then fled towards Niwari where they hid in a sugarcane field at Nangla Moosa village, and the thieves opened fire when the police surrounded them,” said the DIG.

The three accused were later identified as Rohini resident Amit alias Vicky, and Baghpat residents Pradeep and Vikas. While Amit and Pradeep suffered serious injuries during the operation and are undergoing treatment at a hospital, Vikas did not have serious injuries, said sources. The police recovered the stolen cash, parts of from some country-made pistols and between 30 and 35 live cartridges, said an officer.

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    Kaliyug
    Jan 14, 2016 at 3:06 pm
    If criminals are going to use automatic weapons are allowed with light punishment, India will become more dangerous than stan. It is high time the death penalty is carried out with more urgency to stop the criminals from enjoying political patronage.
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      Lovely
      Jan 15, 2016 at 2:03 pm
      These criminals will be out on bail , just watch , all efforts of policemen will go waste.Some phone from LUCKNOW, is enough.
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        Lovely
        Jan 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm
        We salute POLICE for such ferocious shootout. Hope and we pray to the God that the injured brave policeman should recover fast.
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          sam alex
          Jan 16, 2016 at 7:34 pm
          No ,bcause they r not MINORITIES on whome SP's vote bank lies with.
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