Criminal absconder arrested

Ghaziabad: Police today arrested a wanterd criminal after a brief encounter at Brij Vihar area here.

A team of police officials intercepted a motor cycle at a checkpoint but it did not stop and the riders fired at them, Assistant Superintendent of Police Asheesh Srivastav said.

The accused, identified as Raheem, who was injured in the police firing was arrested and the other bike rider Intzaar alias Baba managed to flee.

His gang is registered as D-7 in police station Indira-puram, Srivastav said

Police has seized his motorcycle, which was looted, one country-made pistol and cartridge.

Raheem was admitted to the hospital, police said.