In yet another incident of police taking on robbers in Noida, 2 criminals were shot during an encounter at Phase 2 on Saturday.
According to reports, the culprits had fired upon the vehicle of a factory owner and demanded extortion money of Rs 2 Crore.
“2 criminals shot during an encounter in Noida Phase 2. The men had fired upon the vehicle of a factory owner and demanded extortion money of Rs 2 Crore,” the news agency ANI tweeted.
Moreover, police have arrested 3 criminals including 2 injured during the operation. They have also rescued 3 pistols and phone which had been used to demand extortion money from the factory owner.
This is not the first encounter in and around Noida.
Earlier, on October 4, 2017, a 27-year-old noted gangster was shot dead by the police allegedly in a late-night encounter in Sector Chi 4, Greater Noida.
On December 14, a 30-year-old man was shot and injured during another encounter with Ghaziabad police in Vaishali.
On November 13, a robber sustained a bullet injury during retaliatory firing by police near Vaishali metro station. This was after a duo barged into the jewellery shop and shot the owner during the robbery bid.
#SpotVisuals: 3 criminals arrested, including 2 injured, in an encounter in Noida Phase 2. 3 pistols & phone used to demand extortion money recovered. 3 police teams had been formed to nab them after they had demanded extortion money from a factory owner & fired upon his vehicle pic.twitter.com/WDr6PpadJP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 13, 2018