Robber nabbed in encounter near Polytechnic crossroads

Lucknow: An encounter broke out between the police and the robbers near Polytechnic crossroads in Lucknow. In the firing between the police and the miscreants, one of the robbers got shot in the leg. While the other was caught by the police team. On the information of the encounter, a team of police officers reached and investigated. According to the police, the accused robbed a grocery merchant of Rs 25,000 on Thursday by flashing a pistol near Lekhraj intersection.

ADCP Prachi Singh said that two youths were coming on a bike from Munshi Pulia side near the Polytechnic intersection. When the police stopped, the miscreants opened fire. In retaliatory firing by the police took place, one of the miscreants got shot in the leg. While trying to escape, the other miscreant was caughtin a chase. According to the police, the name of the miscreant who was shot in the leg is Naseem alias Firoz. The name of the one who was caught after running is Asif. Both brothers are residents of Gonda.

Inspector Ghazipur said that the criminal history of both is being ascertained. Both the accused brothers robbed the grocery trader Amit Jain by flashing a pistol near Lekhraj. Amit has a shop near Amrapali intersection, he was going home from the shop.

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