The Gautam Budh Nagar police on Friday arrested a suspect who was amongst essentially the most wanted criminals in western Uttar Pradesh, mentioned officers. The suspect, recognized as Manoj alias Aase, carried a bounty of ₹1 lakh on his head, they added.
In accordance with SM Khan, deputy commissioner of police, Greater Noida, Jeetu alias Jeetendra, certainly one of Aase’s accomplices, was additionally arrested.
“Earlier on Friday, the Kasna police station workforce, together with a SWAT workforce, had arrested Azad Singh and Sanjay in a crimson automobile on the Jap Peripheral Expressway together with illicit weapons. Throughout automobile checking, the suspects had been making an attempt to flee however had been nabbed after a chase. On the identical time, a black Mahindra Thar had fled the spot whereas firing at police,” mentioned Khan.
Throughout interrogation, Singh and Sanjay instructed police that their two accomplices, Manoj and Jeetu, had been in the black automobile, he mentioned.
“Instantly, native officers had been alerted. A workforce from Beta-2 police station and a SWAT workforce carried out combing operation after which the black automobile was stopped throughout checking on the Sigma, Greater Noida roundabout,” mentioned Khan, including that the suspects tried to flee once more and fired at police.
“Just a few metres away from the roundabout, the automobile was surrounded by police. The 2 suspects tried to go away on foot whereas firing on the police. Throughout retaliatory firing, Manoj was shot in the leg following which each Jeetu and Manoj had been arrested by the police,” added Khan.
In accordance with the police, Manoj had 19 FIRs lodged towards him since 2005 in circumstances of homicide, rioting, tried homicide, rape, felony intimidation, in addition to Gangster Act, amongst others.
Earlier final month, Uttar Pradesh Police had launched a listing of most wanted criminals. From the listing, solely Manoj was out of jail, officers mentioned.
The police additionally recovered a country-made pistol with stay cartridges from the suspects. “The suspect was produced earlier than a Justice of the Peace and despatched to judicial custody,” mentioned the officer.