Noida | Jagran News Desk: Four suspected gangsters were arrested, one of them suffered injuries after an encounter that took place between Noida police and Pardi gang near Noida sector 50, Link Road in the early hours of Thursday, police said. This is the third consecutive shootout in Gautam Buddh Nagar district within three days in which four criminals have been arrested.

"An encounter broke out following which four criminals were arrested. Aatish Pardi, one of the criminals, who is from Guna district of Madhya Pradesh, was shot at and has been admitted to the district hospital for treatment. While the police managed to arrest Sandeep Chaudhary, Pawan and Gajendra Pardi, others managed to escape," Vineet Jaiswal, City SP, Noida said.

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The accused were arrested along with two cars- Ertiga and Honda Civic and many other stolen materials. The police also recovered illegal pistol, cartridges, two screwdrivers, one iron cutter, one wire cutter, small torches, one scissor, move spray, and four masks, in a black bag, he added.

Some of their associates managed to give police a slip in the darkness, he said.

"Search and combing operation is underway to track those absconding," Jaiswal added.

The criminals have also admitted to committing theft in the past.

In a different incident earlier on Wednesday, one alleged criminal was arrested when a shootout took place between him and the police in Greater Noida. Accused Saurabh Rana was hit with a bullet in his leg, officials said.

Yet in another case, two others accused in a double murder case (of September 3) were arrested after an exchange of gunfire in Greater Noida on Tuesday, police said.

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