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Wanted criminal held

Ghaziabad: A 45-year- old criminal was arrested by Noida Unit of Special Task Force (STF) after a gun battle in Surajpur area of Greater Noida. Police said, the accused also carrying bounty of Rs 1 lakh on his head.

According to a senior STF officer, the accused has been identified as Vijay Singh alias Bijwa, a dreaded Bawariya and belongs to Aligarh district. Cops said that for the last two years he was living in Gurgaon. "During the gun fight, two associates- Rahul and Deepak managed to flee the spot," said police.

Raj Kumar Mishra, STF officer told Millennium Post that we acted on a tip-off from an informer that three persons are going to cross that stretch and then we put the cross barrier and started checking all the vehicles. "During checking, police saw three suspicious persons coming on two motorcycle on the service road of Surajpur area and police signaled them to stop but they opened firing on the police party and in which two constable were also received bullets injuries. The injured constable have been identified as Bijender Singh (32) and Ravi Kumar (28). Police also gave them answer with the gun and one bullet hit right leg of Vijay and STF arrested him," Mishra added. "STF took the injured accused and both constables to the nearby hospital for the medical treatment and now all are fine," Mishra added.

"During questioning, the accused told police that on October 10,2017 he along with some other person's robbed a bank in Allahabad of Rs 50 lakh and during robbery, they also shot killed a security guard in the bank. After that incident UP police announced a reward on him of Rs 1 lakh," Mishra added.

"The accused also told the STF that on January 12, 2019 he came to Gautam Buddh Nagar along with three friends to execute a robbery with a Noida based businessman but Noida Police started a gun firing on them. During this gun fight two of his associates- Samay Singh and Deepak were arrested by Noida police and they failed to rob the business man," he added.

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