Criminals arrested, four pistols seized

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Ghaziabad, July 15 (IANS) Police here have arrested five criminals, two of whom carried rewards of Rs 100,000 and Rs 50,000 for their arrest, and seized four pistols, two cars and Rs 1.2 lakh in cash from them.

Additional Director General of Police (Meerut Zone) Prashant Kumar told the media that the arrests on Saturday night followed a tip off when a car in which the men were travelling was stopped at Raj Nagar Extension.

They were identified as Amar Singh, DK alias Dharmendra, Arpit Tyagi, Kuldeep and Anuj.

The most dreaded criminal among them is Amar Singh, a sharpshooter who gunned down BJP leader Shiv Kumar Yadav along with two others in Greater Noida.

Aged 24, he was also known as Moonch, Fauji, Thakur and Raj Kumar.

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The gang said they were planning to eliminate their enemies in Bulandshahr and Shamali in Uttar Pradesh. Arpit Tyagi also wanted to kill those who shot dead his father Vikky Tyagi.

Police announced a reward of Rs 75,000 to the police team which arrested the men in addition to the reward amount of Rs 1.5 lakh which two of the criminals carried on them.

–IANS

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