India News | Ghaziabad: Thief accused of looting clothes showroom held after meeting

Ghaziabad, Mar 21 (PTI) A known criminal accused of robbing a clothing store was arrested after an exchange of gunfire with two of his accomplices on Monday, police said.

Deepak, the main defendant, is a resident of the Rajiv Border settlement in Loni, and had looted the store on March 7, they said.

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Police said they were informed at 1.30pm on Monday that the accused was waiting for his associates at the Banthla Canal wharf, they said.

The police arrived at the scene and when they tried to apprehend the accused, he opened fire on them.

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Police returned fire and shot him in the left leg, and he was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, said city police superintendent (second) Gyanendra Singh.

A domestically made .315 caliber pistol, a live and spent cartridge of the same bore, and a bicycle used in the commission of a crime, were recovered from the possession of the three men.

During questioning, Deepak confessed to stealing from the clothing showroom, he said.

He was arrested in 21 other criminal cases at various police stations in Delhi and Ghaziabad, the SP added.

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