Bengaluru, Apr 11 (PTI) A notorious member of the infamous Bavaria gang from Shamli in Uttar Pradesh, which indulges in robberies, was nabbed by police after they shot at and injured him in an alleged ‘encounter’ here.

Ram Singh, part of the Bavaria gang whose members fly to Bengaluru and other south Indian cities to rob women and burgle houses, was arrested late last night, police said today.

Singh along with his accomplice was in search of a prey on a motorbike with a Punjab registration number last afternoon when police spotted them.

As the police tried to intercept them, the duo tried to speed away.

On being chased, they fell from the bike and allegedly attacked the police personnel before fleeing and hiding themselves in a plantation at Bagalur.

Police said when they later traced and asked him to surrender, Singh took out a knife and allegedly attacked them, following which they fired at him in self defence.

Singh was injured in the right leg and right hand, police said adding he had been admitted to a private hospital along with a police man who was injured in the incident.

His accomplice made good his escape.

The Bavaria gang’s prime targets were women wearing gold necklaces and several of its members had been arrested in the past, police said.

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