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MP cops use tear gas shells to nab armed robbery accused

The Madhya Pradesh police on Thursday used tear gas cannisters to nab three history- sheeters, who had allegedly escaped after committing a robbery in Jhansi of Uttar Pradesh, an official said.
The Uttar Pradesh police had passed on information that some robbery accused were hiding in Dhana Oli area of Gwalior city, district superintendent of police Amit Sanghi said.
A police posse and officers went to the area to arrest the accused, who were brandishing country-made revolvers, the official said.
The police had to lob tear gas shells in the populated area to arrest the accused, he said, denying that the accused were nabbed after an exchange of fire.
“We have arrested Laljeet Yadav, Saddam Khan and Yunus Khan, all in their 20s, and recovered three country-made firearms and ammunition,” the SP said.