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Carjacker injured in shootout in UP town, held

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IANS New Delhi
A carjacker was injured in a shootout with a joint team of Delhi Police and Uttar Pradesh Police early Monday in Amroha and arrested thereafter, police said. An Uttar Pradesh Constable was also injured in the exchange of gunfire.
Accused Abdul Saddam, a native of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested after he was shot in the leg by police while his accomplice escaped under the cover of darkness around 3.30 a.m.
A countrymade pistol and two cartridges were seized from Saddam.
The shootout occurred after south Delhi resident Shiv Shankar Yadav complained to the police that his had been snatched car by two persons at gunpoint.
"Taking swift action, a Delhi Police team was set up. It chased the carjackers, one of them later identified as Saddam, with the help of the GPS installed in the car. Both accused were found headed towards Amroha in Uttar Pradesh. The team informed Uttar Pradesh Police and sought help," Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal said.
The Uttar Pradesh Police finally cornered the carjackers near a forest area adjoining Hasanpur village. The carjackers tried sped away to the forest in a bid to escape but the car got stuck in mud, Biswal said.
"Saddam and his accomplice fired at the team in which Uttar Pradesh Police Constable Arun was injured. The joint team retaliated and injured Saddam, who was later caught," the officer added.
--IANS
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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 8:48 PM IST

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