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Two robbers arrested after encounter

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Press Trust of India Ghaziabad
Two people, who were trying to escape after allegedly stealing iron angles from a truck here, were arrested after an encounter, in which one of them was injured, police said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) H N Singh said that on the intervening of January 29-30, the accused stole the angles from a truck that was parked near a weighing bridge in Loha Mandi.

Driver, Mobin, a native of Haryana, was sleeping inside the vehicle. Four robbers reached there around 3.00 am and took him at gun point. They also snatched his money and other belongings, the SSP said.

The driver informed a PCR van and a police team cordoned the robbers near a business institute near Dasna town.

In the cross firing incident one policeman and a burglar were injured, he said.

Two -- Rahees and Islam -- of the four accused were arrested while the others managed to escape.

Police have recovered the snatched money, one country- made pistol and four live cartridges from them, the SSP said.

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First Published: Jan 30 2018 | 10:35 PM IST

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