Two Robbers Arrested, Constable Injured In Ghaziabad Encounter


Two robbers who were active in the national capital region (NCR) were arrested after a gunfight with police here during which a constable also suffered injuries, the police said today.

The two, identified as Chandan alias Babar, and Rahul, were arrested Thursday night and have 18 cases registered against them, the police said.

S P (City) Shlok Kumar said, Sahibabad Police during its routine checking intercepted a bike at around 11.30 pm. The bikers, instead, opened fired at the police team and sped away.

In retaliatory firing, the two robbers were shot in the leg. A constable, Javed Zaidi, also suffered gunshot wound in the hand during the encounter, the SP said.

There are 18 FIRs registered against the two at several police stations across Delhi and Ghaziabad, police said, adding that the duo confessed to several crimes such as snatching, loot, and murder.

The police have recovered two country-made pistols, used and live cartridges, a gold chain, and a motorcycle used in commission of crimes from possession of the arrested robbers.

The injured constable and robbers are undergoing treatment at a private hospital, the officer said.

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