Mathura: Two highway robbers, fleeing
in a truck which they had forcibly seized, were killed today in
a shootout with police near the Haryana border here.
The two were members of a gang which was involved in a
number of highway robberies, Uttar Pradesh Additional Director
General of Police Brij Lal told reporters in Lucknow.
One of the killed was identified as Naseem alias Bheda,
a native of Haryana, he said adding the gang used to target
trucks and canters on the highways.
Three persons forcibly seized a truck, coming from
Bharatpur in Rajasthan, on the Mathura highway and held its
They later threw the conductor out of the moving
vehicle and sped towards Haryana, Lal said.
When police tried to intercept their truck at Kosi
Kalan near the Haryana border in the wee hours, they fired at
the security personnel, the ADGP said.
In the ensuing shootout, the two were killed, he
said adding the third managed to escape.
Two country-made pistols with several cartridges were
recovered from the scene, SP (Rural) Radhey Mohan Bharadwaj