Three arrested for loot of UP minister's car

Lucknow: Three persons were on Sunday arrested in Fatehpur district in connection with the attack on a UP cabinet minister's driver and loot of his vehicle in Kanpur, police sources said.

The private vehicle of Health Minister Anant Kumar Mishra was stolen after his driver Rakesh, 30, was shot at and critically injured by some unidentified persons in Kanpur on Saturday, they said.

The armed men had stopped the car of the BSP leader near Aryanagar circle and fired at the driver before escaping with the vehicle, police said.

During routine checking in Thariyaon area in Fatehpur district, police spotted a vehicle fitted with read beacon in the wee hours on Sunday, they said.

When police attempted to intercept the vehicle, its occupants opened fire and fled from the spot leaving the car behind, they said.

Police chased and arrested Anuj Agarwal, Sanjay Singh and Pawan Tiwari, all residents of Allahabad district, and recovered the vehicle, sources said.