Lucknow: Two days after the gang-rape of a mother and daughter on the Delhi-Kanpur highway near Bulandshahr, robbers intercepted a bus at Sikandrau in Uttar Pradesh and looted 40 passengers at gunpoint.
The gang fled with the valuables, but two of them were later arrested, sources in the police department said.
"There were seven robbers and we managed to arrest two of them. We are hopeful that rest of them will be arrested soon," a police officer said.
The incident once again exposed the state police who were claiming that they have intensified highway patrolling after the Bulandshahr gangrape.
Police said the robbers targeted a long distance bus travelling from Delhi to Orai along the NH-91 on Monday morning.
A preliminary inquiry revealed that two of the robbers were travelling in the guise of passengers and once the bus reached Sikandrau, the miscreants pulled out their guns and asked the driver to stop the vehicle.
Other members waiting in the area surrounded the bus and went on a looting spree.