Two gangsters killed in shootout near Delhi, another encounter in Noida

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Resident of Sahibabad and Noida near Delhi were left shaken on Saturday as police gunned down two gangsters in the national capital while arresting three others arrested in two separate encounters in Uttar Pradesh today.

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According to reports, cops were able to successfully bust an extortion racket and gun down two criminals in Sahibabad near Delhi. One of the criminals killed was allegedly involved in the murder of a BJP leader in Delhi and carried a bounty of Rs. one lakh, reported news agency IANS.

Police had received a tip-off that gangsters were on their way to pick up extortion money from parents of a child. Responding quickly, the Ghaziabad police decided to put up check posts.

The men on a bike opened fire on the police team around 2 AM leaving a senior sub-inspector injured while two criminals were gunned down in retaliatory fire.

The other police action took place in sector 58 of Noida in which a robbery was averted.

Noida Superintendent of Police (City) Arun Kumar said that based on a tip-off that a gang of robbers was headed to the Fortis hospital to rob cash that was scheduled to move from the hospital, police teams intercepted four men on bikes just after midnight.

Asked to stop, the men opened fire. One criminal was injured in retaliatory firing. The remaining three tried to flee but two were nabbed.

The injured criminals were sent to a medical facility.

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