On suspicion, cops intercepted three motorcycle-borne at a 'dhaba' on Sitapur-Shahjahapur highway. On being challenged, they opened fire, but were later nabbed, police said.
A pistol, 20 cartridges and a robbed bike were recovered from the spot.
Several heinous cases were pending against the accused, identified as Milkhe, Sanni and Sanjay. Milkhe was carrying a reward of Rs 2,500 on his head.