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Two Bawariya gang members, constable hurt during encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Ghaziabad 

Two members of the dreaded 'Bawariya' gang were injured Monday during an encounter with in Extension here even as a was hurt in the exchange of gunfire, said.

Based on a tip-off, Sihani gate and crime branch cordoned off the area and started checking vehicles and persons, they said.

During the checking, police tried to intercept some persons moving suspiciously.

However, the suspects opened fire at the police team when asked to stop, police said.

of Police Upender Agarwal said the team opened fire in retaliation. He said a police suffered injuries during the exchange of gunfire.

The two suspects were shot in the leg. However, three of their accomplices managed to flee the spot, the SSP said.

The injured members were identified as Monu and They confessed to crimes such as dacoity, murders in Sonipat, Faridabad, Bulandshahar, and districts. The three injured, including the constable, were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Two licensed pistols were also recovered from the accused's possession, police said, adding that the duo admitted that they are active members of the gang.

Three members of the gang who are still at large will be arrested soon, SSP Agarwal said.

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First Published: Mon, November 19 2018. 17:55 IST