Lucknow, May 1
Uttar Pradesh Police Thursday raided an area in Noida on suspicion that illegal mining was taking place, an officer said.
Acting on a tip-off, two police teams raided the Yamuna Pushta area in Sector 39.
The mining mafia opened fire on police, prompting them to retaliate, a police officer said. However, the assailants managed to escape.
Nobody was injured in the gun battle.
A truck and a dumper were seized from the scene and a case of attempted murder was registered against 18 people, the officer told IANS.
Noida has emerged as a hotbed of illegal mining in the past few years.