The miscreants, who were planning to kidnap a mining trader for ransom, were arrested by police after an encounter in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district on Sunday late night.
Ankit Gupta, who hails from Munshi Pulia in Lucknow, is a renowned mining trader. The miscreants’ motive was to kidnap the trader and demand for huge ransom.
But the police foiled their plan. The miscreants opened fire on them which left them with no other option instead of retaliating.
All the six miscreants were arrested by the police out of which one was seriously injured.
The police had recovered one revolver and five guns from them.