Six wanted criminals were arrested late Thursday night in four separate encounters in Gautam Buddh Nagar area, officials said. Three of the face-offs between police and the accused, some of whom wanted in multiple cases of loot and robbery, took place in Noida while one in Greater Noida, they said.
According to Gautam Buddh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Pal Sharma, two men were arrested in the first incident, which occurred under Greater Noida's Kasna police station limits.
Four men travelling in a car were intercepted by Sector 39 police on suspicion.
"When gestured to stop for checking, the occupants opened fire on the police team. Two of them were injured in the firing and arrested, while two others managed to flee," the police said.
Another man, Sonu Sharma, a resident of Ghaziabad, was arrested by the Phase 3 police during a security check in the area.
"The accused has over a dozen cases of loot and robbery and was held after a gunfight, while his accomplice managed to flee," police said.
Sabir, a resident of Delhi, was held with firearms and a stolen motorcycle after an encounter broke out in Sector 54 under Sector 24 police station limits, said officials.
The injured were taken to hospital and legal proceedings were being carried out against them at respective police stations, said SSP Sharma.