Police also recovered several cell phones, a motorcycle and a homemade pistol in their possession.
Two men, wanted in several cases of theft and other street offenses, were arrested on Sunday after a shooting in Sector 62 of Noida, police said.
The suspects have been identified as Deepanshu and Amit, both from Badalpur in Greater Noida. Police in Sector 58 also recovered several cell phones, a motorbike and a homemade pistol in their possession.
Explaining their modus operandi, police said the suspects would befriend people through a dating app and call them to meet where they would rob the victims.
âActing on a denunciation, a trap was set near an educational institution in sector 62 and the suspects riding motorcycles without license plates were spotted. When the police motioned for them to stop, the duo opened fire on them and tried to escape. During retaliatory fire, Deepanshu was shot in the leg while his accomplice, Amit, managed to escape. But he was also later arrested during a search operation, âsaid Kumar Ranvijay Singh, Additional Deputy Police Commissioner, Noida.
The officer said the suspects used to trick people through a mobile app to steal them. Further investigation revealed that the duo used to befriend people through a dating app and set up a meeting. valuables and other property They are also implicated in several street crimes such as snatching, âSingh added.