UP STF gun down two suspected criminals

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Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 27 (ANI): Special Task Force (STF) personnel gunned down two suspected criminals in an exchange of fire in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida area on Monday.

The third criminal managed to escape in the exchange of fire.

Uttar Pradesh STF was reportedly tracking the activities of the wanted criminals for the last few days.

When the STF personnel tried to intercept a vehicle with the suspected criminals in it, they opened fire and were shot dead in the retaliation.

"There were three people in the vehicle, when a person with a carbine ran, he was intercepted and an exchange of fire took place. And the other person, who did not stop his vehicle, was challenged by another vehicle, and he was shot," said UP STF chief Naveen Arora.

"The third person managed to escape through the traffic; we tried to intercept him but failed," he added.

The slain suspected criminals have been identified as Ajay and Ashutosh.

According to the police, the criminals were involved in several cases of extortion and they were in Greater Noida for a weapon deal.

Reportedly, Ajay and Ashutosh carried an award of Rs 50000 each, on their heads. (ANI)

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