Jaunpur, Jan 1: Police today claimed to have arrested six members of a notorious inter-district gang and seized pistols, cartridges and valuables from their possession in Khuthan area here.
On a tip off, police cordoned off Suighankhurd village and nabbed the criminals during an encounter late yesterday, Superintendent of Police Lalji Shukla said.
The arrested have been identified as Avinash alias Sindhu, Baccha Yadav alias Vinod, Chandrasen Yadav alias Tikku, Shyam Kanhaiya, Santosh Kumar Prajapati and Rajan Kanaujia.
Two of their aides, however, managed to escape, the SP added. Six pistols, three cartridges, valaubles, cash and cell phones had been seized from the arrested members of the gang, who were active in several districts, including Azamgarh, Ambedkarnagar, Sultanpir and Jaunpur.
Meanwhile, a reward of Rs 5,000 had been announced to the winning police team.