In a swift response, Ghaziabad Police today chased and overpowered 2 hardcore criminals who were making good their escape after committing an armed loot on a person, namely Naresh Tomar under Sahibabad Police Station. However, as the police party led by Thana Incharge Rakesh Kumar Singh intercepted the accused near DAV School in Sahibabad area, they fired at the cops in which SI Anjani Kumar Singh sustained a bullet injury on his hand while another bullet brushed past between his hand and stomach. As the police party returned fire both the accused also sustained bullet injuries on their legs. Both, the SI and the accused were later admitted to hospital. The accused are namely Tasleem a resident of Seemapuri, Delhi and Shahrukh of Garima Garden, Sahibabad.
Cops recovered a Discover bike, a mobile phone, a purse, one country-made gun with 4 live cartridges; and one country-made pistol with 4 live cartridges.
Both the accused are hardcore criminals with Tasleem having at least 14 criminal cases against him at various police stations mostly in Delhi and Saharanpur, while Shahrukh has 7 criminal cases against him, mostly at Shakarpur and other police stations in Delhi.