Superintendent of Police (SP) Chandra Prakash here said ''in a joint encounter with the Special Operation Group (SOG) of state police, five people of the gang were apprehended near a college in Baksa area late yesterday.'' The arrested were Vinod Maurya, Ajay Kumar, Vipin Singh, Rakesh Yadav and Vinay Tiwari.
Two of their aides, however, managed to escape, the SP added.
Meanwhile, the police team has been awarded with Rs 2,500.
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