Finding themselves surrounded by police, the alleged criminals opened fire at the police and wounded Sub-Inspector Shiv Baksh Singh in hand, Kumar said. Police returned fire and shot the two in their legs and arrested them.
Two alleged robbers were arrested in a village in Amethi after a gunfight in which both were shot in the leg and inflicted a bullet wound to a sub-inspector in his hand, police said on Monday.
The two men were wanted in connection with a Rs 4 lakh-robbery that took place on December 30 near Tikri in the Amethi district, Additional Superintendent of Police Harendra Kumar said.
On Sunday night, police got a tip-off that the two robbers were seen near Ghorha village and a team was sent to arrest them.