MATHURA: A 43-year-old man who was wanted in 16 criminal cases was arrested here after a brief exchange of fire, police said on Monday. The accused, identified as Mahabir, sustained bullet injuries during the shootout, they said.
The police received a tip-off that the accused was planning to execute a crime and reached the spot to nab him. However, there was a brief exchange of fire and the accused was injured in the leg, police said, adding his accomplices managed to flee the spot.
The accused has been admitted to a hospital, they said. One country-made 315 bore pistol, two live and and an equal number of used cartridges, Rs 5,000 cash along with a stolen motorcycle were recovered from his possession, they said.
During interrogation, he confessed to looting a gold chain from a woman on June 26 when she was going to a temple, police added.