Published On: Thu, Jan 4th, 2018

Gangster killed in UP police encounter

Lucknow: A wanted criminal, carrying a bounty on his head, was killed in a police encounter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr around midnight, police said on Thursday.

An accomplice of the gangster managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness and fog

Satveer aka Sattu, who carried a reward of Rs 50,000, was killed by the police near the Walipura canal.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Muniraj G. and SP (City) Praveen Ranjan had a close shave as the bullets fired by Satveer hit both of them.

However, they managed to escape unhurt as they were wearing bullet-proof jackets, police said.

An accomplice of the gangster managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness and fog.

A manhunt was on to nab him. A police officer said that the criminals were planning to strike big but were intercepted.

Satveer was a native of Aligarh and had been involved in many dacoities in the region in the past two years.

The encounter comes a day after another dreaded criminal Sabir, who carried a reward of Rs one lakh on him, was killed in a gun battle with the police in Shamli district. A constable Ankit was also killed in the same encounter.

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