Five police personnel were injured, including two of them seriously, as armed persons allegedly opened fire on a police team escorting two undertrails in the Andhra Pradesh Express and escaped with the prisoners.
Harendra Rana and his associate Dinesh, lodged in the district jail here, were being brought back last night to Agra from Ghaziabad after a court hearing, SSP Agra, Shalabh Mathur said today.
The unidentified youths opened indiscriminate fire on the police in the S6 coach of the train near Farah station in Mathura, he said, adding they escaped along with the two undertrails after pulling the chain. The police team retaliated and fired back but it was yet to be ascertained that if any of the armed persons was injured, the official added.
Five policemen were injured in the attack, out of which two seriously wounded were referred to a Delhi hospital after being brought here. Rana and Dinesh were lodged in the Agra district jail and facing trial for murder.
They had been produced in a Ghaziabad court and were being brought back to Agra when the police team was targeted said, Mathur said.
A hunt for the attackers has been launched, he added. Rana was a contract killer who had been arrested by the Special Task Force near Etmadpur town of Agra district on February 20 this year.
He was among those wanted for the murder of Mohit Bharadwaj in the Shridham Express on October 1, 2012, police said.