Another encounter in Uttar Pradesh, wanted criminal killed by STF near Muzaffarnagar

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New Delhi | Updated: February 2, 2018 6:00:27 PM

The criminal was wanted in as many as 30 cases of murder and loot. He was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head, reports ANI.

Muzaffarnagar, encounter in Muzaffarnagar, STF, UP, UP police, Indrapal JatAnother encounter in Uttar Pradesh, wanted criminal killed by STF near Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh (Representational Image)

The Noida Special Task Force and UP Police today killed a wanted criminal Indrapal Jat in Muzaffarnagar. The criminal was wanted in as many as 30 cases of murder and loot. He was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head, reports ANI. Police have also recovered two pistols and a foreign-made gun. According to a report, the encounter took place between police and criminals in the Meerapur area near Muzaffarnagar on Friday. During the encounter, Indrapal was struck with two bullets. After this, he was taken to a hospital nearby for treatment. The doctors, however, declared him dead.

According to CO of Jansath, SKS Pratap, the criminal shot dead during the encounter was Indrapal, who was resident of Noorpur area of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. He was accused in 30 cases of loot and was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000. During the encounter, STF sub-inspector was too hit by the bullet but was saved as he was wearing a bulletproof jacket. The UP Police on Twitter also gave the information about the encounter.

In November last year, as per the official statistics released, ever since Yogi Adityanath resumed power as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, the UP police have conducted 420 encounters reportedly killing 15 criminals in less than six months.The numbers released by the Director General of Police headquarters had shown that one policeman also lost his life in the encounters. Sub-inspector Jai Prakash Singh had died during the encounter with a gang of alleged dacoits in Chitrakoot. As many as 88 cops had also suffered injuries in the encounters between March 20-September 14.

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