Ten criminals active in West UP who used to siphon off goods from factories especially metal items, were rounded up by a team of Link Road Police Station from Sahibabad Site 4 area. The information was shared by SP City, Shlok Kumar. The 10 accused were travelling in 3 Tata Ace & Magic pick-up vans when they were intercepted by a police team acting upon a tip-off; upon which the accused started firing at them. Two pistols with 2 live cartridges, 5 knives and Rs 26,285 cash and stolen metal sheets weighing 2 tonnes were seized from them.
The accused told the police that they used to target locked factories as well as under construction buildings. If they faced any resistance from guards of these sites they would take them hostage and even shot at them or attacked them with knives if need arose.
The accused are namely Abid, Shoaib, Danish, Akil, Danish alias Langur, Rahmat, Waseem, Fasrooddin alias Mama, Shadab and Sajid.
Several of these accused are history sheeters and have been to jail many a times in similar offences.