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Police in Kavinagar here arrested a criminal carrying a Rs 50,000 award and his accomplice after a brief encounter near Raheespur village and seized sophisticated weapons from them.
SSP Deepak Kumar said that on secret information this morning at about 6.00 am police intercepted a car and arrested two persons.
Upon searching the vehicle, police seized one carbine of 30 bore, 2 pistols of 9 mm, and one single barrel gun.
One country-made pistol of 315 bore, 27 live and 39 used cartridges of all bores and Rs 32,000 cash.
The duo has been identified as Sumit Jaat and Ashu Chaddha alias Monty one of their associate Ajay alias Happy escaped from the spot.
Sumit was carrying a Rs 50,000 award on his head in 11 criminal cases in Ghaziabad and Meerut district, while Ashu alias Monty is wanted in seven criminal cases of loot, murder and extortion.