Noida Police arrested three criminals and recovered several arms and ammunition after a brief encounter at Sector 62 on Friday evening.
The arrested have been identified as Ajam, Tarun and Kunal.
A senior official not willing to be named said, “We had intelligence inputs that few criminals were planning to carry out bank dacoity and loot Fortis Hospital’s cash carrier.”
The officer added that working on inputs barriers were placed in roads in and around Sector 62.
“Around 7:30pm Azam along with his three associates were examining the area. One of the police teams deployed in regular-checkup stopped Azam and his associates were stopped,” added the officer.
The police official further added that the duo opened fire at the police team and tried to escape.
“Police jawans retaliated. In the retaliatory firing one of the criminals suffered bullet injuries,” added the officer.
Police have recovered a pistol and several rounds of bullet from their possession.
One of the arrested Kunal was a wanted criminal. He was wanted for more than 25 cases by the UP police.