Two men fleeing with truck laden with biscuits around Rs 15 lakh held after gunfight in Noida
Noida, February 15
Two men fleeing with a truck laden with biscuits worth around Rs 15 lakh were held after a gunfight with the police in Greater Noida early on Saturday, officials said.
The incident took place around midnight in Badalpur police station area when the truck was intercepted for checking, but its occupants opened fire and tried to flee, they said.
“On Friday, an information was received at Badalpur police station about three men robbing a truck laden with biscuits worth Rs 14 lakh-15 lakh. The whole area was checked and the vehicle intercepted. When the truck was asked to stop, its occupants opened fire,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Noida Central, Harish Chander, said.
“In retaliatory firing by the police, an accused was injured. Of the three occupants of the truck, two were arrested while the other managed to escape under the cover of darkness. Combing operation is under way to nab him,” Chander said.
The DCP said full recovery had been made in the case within 12 hours of receiving the complaint. Those held had been identified as Kartar, a native of Aligarh, and Lokesh, who hails from Ghaziabad, the police said.
Kartar, who suffered a bullet injury, has been hospitalised, while Lokesh was taken into custody and further proceedings are under way in the case, the police added.