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Ghaziabad, Nov 9  A man, who is allegedly wanted in several cases, has been arrested after an encounter, police said on Saturday.

During a routine checking, a police team signalled a man to halt near the Masuri area around 8 pm when he was approaching towards them on a scooter. But, he allegedly fired at the police personnel and sped away towards Nahal villag, an officer said.

The police team retaliated and the man sustained a bullet injury in his leg. He was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment, Deputy Superintendent of Police Anshu Jain said

The suspect has been identified as Sakib, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district. A countrymade pistol of 315 bore, an used and two live cartridges have been recovered, the DSP said.

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