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Criminal Arrested After Encounter In Meerut

Senior Superintendent of Police Rohit Singh Sajwan said that the police, acting on a tip-off, asked him to stop during checking. However, he turned away his motorcycle, and tried to flee.

Criminal Arrested After Encounter In Meerut
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A criminal carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 was arrested after he was injured in an encounter on Sunday evening in the Kankarkheda police station area here, police said, adding that he had allegedly shot at a sub-inspector recently.

The arrested accused has been identified as Anuj Kumar.

Senior Superintendent of Police Rohit Singh Sajwan said that the police, acting on a tip-off, asked him to stop during checking. However, he turned away his motorcycle, and tried to flee. 

Police then started chasing him, following which he fell from the motorcycle. Then, the accused started running and fired at police with the intention to kill them, Sajwan said.

Police in self-defense fired at him, and he sustained injuries on his leg.

Meanwhile, a man accused of shooting at a sub-inspector during a robbery bid died of bullet wounds sustained in an encounter with police on Saturday.

On January 22, Vinay Kumar had escaped by firing at police, wounding Sub-inspector Munesh Kumar.

Vinay Kumar died during treatment late on Saturday evening after being shot in retaliation in a police encounter in which a constable was also injured.

Another criminal involved in the incident Naresh Sagar has also been arrested.

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