In late night operations, police in Muzaffarnagar said they killed a criminal carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh.
IN THE past 24 hours, Uttar Pradesh Police conducted operations in at least seven places, leading to shoot-outs and encounters in which a wanted criminal was killed and six more history-sheeters arrested.Advertising
In late night operations, police in Muzaffarnagar district claimed to have killed a criminal carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh. In the same district, three more such encounters took place, leading to the arrest of three others.
Similar operations were also carried out in Gorakhpur, Kanpur and Saharanpur districts, police said.
SHO of Mirapur police station in Muzaffarnagar, Pankaj Tyagi, claimed that Aadesh Baliyan (38), killed in the encounter, was wanted in cases in the district and neighbouring Baghpat. He was wanted in over 30 cases, including those of murder, loot and dacoity, and carried a reward of Rs 1 lakh, police said. On Monday night, they were tipped off about his presence in Sambhalheda locality. “Joint teams of the police and STF laid a trap and tried to nab him when he fired at us,” claimed the SHO.