The police claimed to have arrested a dacoit who got gunshot injuries in crossfire and his accomplices fled the scene on Tuesday.

The incident took place in the remit of Ellahabad Police.

According to the police, the dacoits snatched a motorcycle from one Javed at around 6:30am in the morning in the jurisdiction of Kanganpur Police. However, at around 10:45am, the Ellahabad Police officials signalled unidentified motorcyclists to stop at a picket on Jajal Road. The suspects instead resorted to firing on police team and fled away. The police gave them a chase and during crossfire one of the dacoits, later identified as Kaleem, got injuries. According to the police, the dacoit has been involved in more than 16 cases of heinous crimes.

The police recovered the same snatched motorcycle. The injured dacoit was shifted to hospital.