Man Accused in Akhlaq Lynching Case Arrested After 'Encounter'

The accused was wanted in at least four cases of robbery and dishonestly receiving stolen property in Ghaziabad.

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Hariom, an accused in the 2015 lynching of Dadri’s Mohammad Akhlaq, was arrested following an exchange of fire with police in Greater Noida early on Monday 2 September
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Hariom, an accused in the 2015 lynching of Dadri's Mohammad Akhlaq, was arrested following an exchange of fire with police in Greater Noida early on Monday 2 September, officials said.

WHO WAS HARIOM?

Other than being an accused in the Muhammad Akhlaq lynching case, 30-year-old Hariom was wanted in at least four cases of robbery and dishonestly receiving stolen property in Ghaziabad.

He, along with other accused, was out on bail in the Akhlaq lynching case.

Police suspect that while out on bail, he executed robberies that had been planned in custody, according to The Indian Express.

“He was involved in snatchings. He told us he had met several men in jail who brought him into the world of crime.”
Police Official to TOI

HOW DID THE ALLEGED ENCOUNTER TAKE PLACE?

Hariom was stopped near Samana Canal by a team from the Jarcha police station, which had got a tip-off about movement in the area around midnight, the officials said.

“When the police team reached the spot, Hariom started his motorcycle and tried to flee. When asked by police to stop for inquiry, he opened fire, inviting retaliatory firing,” a police spokesperson said.

WHAT NEXT?

According to a police official, the accused, a resident of Bisahda village, got a bullet injury in his leg and was soon held by the team. He was then taken to a hospital for treatment, reported PTI.

The police also allegedly retrieved a country-made pistol from his possession and have registered an FIR under the Arms Act. They have also filed a case under Section 307 [attempt to murder] of the Indian Penal Code, according to Scroll.

(With Inputs from PTI, Scroll, Times of India and Indian Express)

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