New Delhi, Jan 13: Two criminals were shot at during an encounter in Noida Phase 2 on Saturday. The men had allegedly demanded an extortion of Rs 2 crore from a Delhi-based businessman Umesh Viz.

The criminals were identified as Azad Sharma(23) and Vikas (21).  They had also had also fired at his (Umesh Viz) BMW on Monday night to instill a sense of fear.

As per a TOI report, Azad received a bullet injury in his left leg while Vikas was hit in his right leg. Another criminals Sanju was also arrested for criminal conspiracy.  Police have recovered 3 pistols and a mobile phone from their possession.

Three police teams have been formed to nab them.

However, this is not the first encounter in Noida. Last year on October 4, a 27-year-old noted gangster was shot dead by the police in a late-night encounter.