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On chase, biker gang opens fire, injures two cops; one held

Monday, 26 August 2013 | SR | Greater Noida

Two policemen were injured when motorcycle-bound robbers opened fire and pelted stones in Badalpur on Saturday.According to police, the incident took place around 9 pm when two bike-borne youths were fleeing from the scene of crime after robbing `42,000 at gunpoint from a liquor store in Sadopur area.

A police team, tracking the robbers for a stolen motorcycle, reached the spot. Feeling threatened, the miscreants opened fire and pelted stones at the men on duty. Two policemen, Ranjit and Lakhanvir, were injured in the scuffle.

“One of the miscreants, Rajiv, was arrested while the others managed to get away. The seized bike was stolen from Knowledge Park on Friday from a Dhruv, whose mobile phone to was also found along with the bike. With the help of electronic surveillance, the location of the mobile phone was traced to Sadopur. A police crack force was sent to the spot,” said Brajesh Kumar Singh, Superintendent of Police (Rural), Greater Noida.

The accused arrested, a resident of Loni in Ghaziabad, was involved in more than 40 cases of  theft and arson in Noida. He is purportedly one of the closest aides of Meerut gang leader,

Yogesh Bhadora.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the

other accused.

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