Ghaziabad, Jul 20 (PTI) A robber was injured and arrested in an encounter with Sahibabad police, officials said on Tuesday.
The arrested accused was identified as Hariom (24), a resident of Jyoti Nagar in northeast Delhi.
A country-made pistol of 315 bore, two live cartridges and a bike used in the commission of crimes were recovered from his possession, said Superintendent of Police (SP) Gyanendra Singh.
On Monday evening, when signalled to stop at a checkpost, two suspects on motorbikes tried to flee.
When the police team chased them, the goons opened fire, the SP said.
Police retaliated and Hariom sustained a bullet shot injury in his lower limb, the officer said, adding his accomplice ran away, taking advantage of the commotion.
The injured criminal, who was admitted at a nearby hospital for treatment, told police that he had robbed more than two dozen people in Delhi and NCR.
On Monday, he said, he had plans of committing a major robbery with his accomplice. PTI COR MGA MGA