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Gangster injured in shootout with police, held

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A notorious gangster was arrested after he was injured in a with a joint team of and police in the early hours of Wednesday from the neighbouring state, an said on Wednesday.

Police said Anwar, a sharpshooter of the Irfan Pehalwan gang and carrying a reward of Rs 1.25 lakh on his head, was arrested from TP Nagar in Amroha.

Anwar, who is involved in 10 heinous crimes in and Uttar Pradesh, was arrested. He was hiding in Amroha since the last couple of weeks," of said.

"After a tip-off, police hailed a Santro car driven by to stop at a barricade. However, he sped away, following which police chased and intercepted the car. Anwar, who was accompanied by wife and an accomplice, fired at the police team," Kushwah said.

was overpowered while his accomplice fled due to darkness.

was shot in both legs in the shootout, wherein of Police suffered a gunshot injury in his hand.

They were admitted to the in Meerut.

Anwar and his gang had gunned down brothers and on October 22, 2017, in east Delhi's Jaffrabad. He was involved in various murder and attempt to murder cases and gang wars in and



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:52 IST