Last night, on a tip off, the police arrested six suspects from a culvert in the Vaishali area, he said.
The arrested were identified as Sonu Bhati, Rajkumar, Deepak, Shubham, Namekaar and Parvej. Two members of the gang, who were also involved in the loot, are still at large, police said.
Sonu and Deepak after a detailed discussion with notorious criminal Naboo alias Nawab Bhati had hatched the robbery plan two months ago, when he was brought to the district court from Dasna Jail for a hearing, the SSP said.
Naboo, a prominent member of the Sunder Bhati gang, is at present lodged in the district jail, the official said.
Police have recovered the looted Rs 13 lakh and seized a 315 bore rifle, three single and double barrel guns, two pistols and 26 cartridges from the accused.
The SSP said all the criminals are wanted in more than two dozen criminal cases in police stations in Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad and other districts of western Uttar Pradesh.
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