Two juveniles among 5 nabbed after gunfight with police in Greater Noida

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Noida (UP), Feb 26 (PTI) Five people, including two juveniles, allegedly involved in loot of cigarettes worth Rs 14 lakh from a private company in Greater Noida have been nabbed following a gunfight with police, officials said on Friday.

Three of the accused got injured in the gunfight that broke out near the Dadha roundabout in the Beta 2 area late on Thursday night and were arrested.

The two juveniles who were travelling along with them on a pickup truck were apprehended, the officials said.

'These people had targeted a warehouse of a private company on Wednesday night and attacked a security guard with a knife. They had decamped with a Tata Ace pickup truck loaded with 14 cartons of cigarettes which cost around Rs 14 lakh,” Greater Noida Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajesh Kumar Singh said.

He said the police had got a tip-off about the gang moving with the looted material during the night and intercepted them, leading to a gunfight.

'Three accused, Kapil and other two named Rohit, got injured in the cross-firing. All three hail from Ghodi Baccheda village in Greater Noida and Kapil worked in the same company until a year ago,” Singh said.

All 14 cigarette cartons have been recovered, while three country-made pistols along with some ammunition were seized from the accused trio, he said, adding the two juveniles involved in the loot were also apprehended.

The injured were taken to a hospital for treatment while an FIR has been lodged and further proceedings were underway in the case, the officer said. PTI KIS SMN SMN