A reportedly dreaded criminal wanted in a loot case of Rs 65 lakh in Gr Noida was killed in an encounter with a joint team of Noida STF and Ghaziabad Police (Sahibabad PS) in the late hours. According to police it got information about 3 suspects in a Santro car roaming in Sahibabad area. As they were intercepted the occupants started firing on the police party.
As the police returned fire one person later on identified as Meherban was grievously injured, even as 2 of his aides managed to flee. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. Two cops namely head constable of STF, Anil and constable Hariom sustained bullet injuries as the criminals fired on them. The police said that Meherban has a long criminal history of 30 cases including loot, murder and other offences. One factory made gun, a country-made gun, cartridges & a Santro car were recovered.
Search for other suspects is on, said the police.