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8 criminals in 48 hours: Noida Police's major crackdown on crime suspects in UP

In four encounters, Noida police arrested as many as eight individuals within 48 hours with seven criminal suspects sustaining bullet injuries. Among the arrested is a notorious criminal with over 150 cases registered against him.

Edited By: Shubham Bajpai Noida Updated on: June 15, 2024 11:04 IST
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In a swift and decisive operation, Noida Police arrested eight criminal suspects within 48 hours, following a series of encounters, officials reported. The nabbed criminal suspects also include a notorious robber from Delhi with over two dozen criminal cases registered against him across various police stations in the National Capital Region (NCR) and a criminal with over 150 cases.

First Encounter: Sector-96 Junction

The first encounter occurred during a routine police check at the Sector-96 junction under the Sector-39 police station limits on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.

"The police signalled three individuals who were on a motorcycle to stop for inquiry. The suspects attempted to flee towards the Hajipur underpass. A chase ensued, during which the suspects fired at the police near Sikka Mall on the service road," a police spokesperson said.

"In the retaliatory action by the police, two suspects, Arun (a native of Kheria Tappal, Hathras) and Gaurav (from Meet Nagar in Delhi), were shot in the legs and apprehended while the third suspect, who fled the spot, was nabbed later during a combing operation," the official added.

Police recovered Rs 1 lakh in cash, two illegal firearms, a motorcycle without a number plate, and some ammunition from the trio.

Second Encounter: Criminal with over two dozen cases arrested

The second gunfight took place late Thursday night near the Gol Chakkar Chowki on the road leading to Sector-15A. Phase-1 police station personnel encountered a suspect during routine checks.

"Accused Rishabh Dayal, a resident of Mayur Vihar in Delhi's Phase-3 area, fired at the police but was shot in the leg in the ensuing gunfight and apprehended. Rishabh was taken to a hospital for treatment. His extensive criminal history includes multiple cases of robbery, theft, and possession of illegal arms across Noida and Ghaziabad," the official stated.

Police seized a 315 bore country-made pistol with one live cartridge, three mobile phones, and impounded his scooter.

Third Encounter: Roza Yakubpur

The third encounter occurred near Roza Yakubpur in the Bisrakh police station area in the early hours of Friday. Local police signalled two individuals on a motorcycle to stop for inquiry during a routine check.

"The suspects attempted to escape towards Roza Yakubpur, leading to a chase. The motorcycle slipped due to poor road conditions, and the suspects, Deepak alias Bunty and Ravi Kumar, tried to flee on foot while firing at the police. In retaliatory action, both were shot in the legs and arrested," the police spokesperson said.

From the duo, police seized two .315-bore country-made pistols with ammunition, and Rs 18,850 in cash, and impounded their motorcycle. All injured suspects were taken to hospitals for treatment, and further legal proceedings have been initiated against them. 

Fourth Encounter: Criminal with over 150 cases nabbed

The fourth encounter took place during a police check on late Friday night near the Gulshan Mall in the Expressway police station area when two men riding on a motorcycle were signalled to stop for inquiry but they tried to sneak away, a senior officer said.

"When chased by the police, the duo opened fire on the police team but got shot at in retaliatory firing from the police party. Those injured have been identified as Delhi native Deepak and Hapur native Tarun, both active members of the Thak Thak gang," Additional DCP (Noida) Manish Mishra said.

Deepak has over 150 cases lodged against him while Tarun also has a criminal background, as per initial information received about them, Mishra said.

He said two pistols along with some ammunition were also seized from their possession. Other seized items include slingshots and metal balls used by them to break windows of cars for thefts.

Police said all the injured suspects were taken to hospitals for treatment and further legal proceedings were initiated against them.

(With PTI inputs)

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