Ghaziabad: Criminal carrying Rs 25 k reward held after encounter

A team of cops from Kavi Nagar Police Station overpowered a criminal near a water tank in near Manan Dham outpost, carrying Rs 25,000 reward after a shoot-out that ensued when the bike-borne criminals were asked to stop on night of July 13. The criminals tried to speed away while shooting at the policemen who had laid a trap to capture them after receiving a tip-off. As the police team returned fire one accused was shot in the leg while the other escaped under the cover of darkness.

One constable also sustained a bullet injury and was admitted to a nearby hospital. He is reportedly out of danger.

The accused Naeem told the police that he and his friends had murdered a student for which he was in jail but was released recently on bail after which he again started snatching and looting people with his new accomplice. All his former accomplices are in jail. reporter