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Robber held in police encounter


Ghaziabad, Social Times. On Tuesday a robber was injured and arrested in an encounter with Sahibabad police.


The arrested accused was identified as Hariom (24), a resident of Jyoti Nagar in northeast Delhi.


A country-made pistol of 315 bore, two live cartridges and a bike used in the commission of crimes were recovered from his possession, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Gyanendra Singh.


On Monday evening, when signalled to stop at a checkpost, two suspects on motorbikes tried to flee.


When the police team chased them, the goons opened fire, the SP said.


Police retaliated and Hariom sustained a bullet shot injury in his lower limb, the officer said, adding his accomplice ran away, taking advantage of the commotion.


The injured criminal, who was admitted at a nearby hospital for treatment, told police that he had robbed more than two dozen people in Delhi and NCR.


On Monday, he said, he had plans of committing a major robbery with his accomplice.