Three Criminals Arrested After Encounter With Hardoi Police

Three Criminals Arrested After Encounter With Hardoi Police

Hardoi, August 22 (TNA) Three criminals were arrested after a brief gun battle with the Hardoi Police on Sunday, an official said. The trio also sustained bullet wounds during the gun battle. Known as the infamous 'Katta Gang', the criminals had become a threat to peace in the district.

The miscreants have been identified as Vipin @ Lambu, Deepanshu @ Chutta, and Shadab @ Kala -- all of them residents of Sursa area. An official said when surrounded by the police in a sugarcane field they opened fire on the cops and fire was returned, injuring them.

Three pistols, a large cache of cartridges, a motorcycle used in the robbery, and ₹ 54,000/- cash looted have been recovered from the possession of the robbers.

They had recently robbed about ₹ one lakh rupees by entering the shop of a pulse trader a day earlier. All their actions were captured in CCTV cameras. Hardoi SSP Ajay Kumar has announced a reward of ₹ 25,000/- for the team.

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