Amritsar: A notorious gangster, wanted in connection with several criminal cases including that of attempt to murder, was on Thursday gunned down in a police encounter in Amritsar.
On a tip off, a police team cordoned off a barber shop in the Civil Lines area where the criminal Lovely Smart was reported to be present, inspector Sanjeev Kumar, who headed the operation, said.
Upon being challenged by cops, Lovely attacked them with a dagger and injured one policeman seriously, prompting them to open fire, Kumar said, adding the criminal died on the spot.
Briefing about his criminal history, Kumar said Lovely was accused in a number of cases including a murder attempt on a policeman, besides various cases of dacoity and theft.
His accomplices are already in judicial custody for last more than six months and Lovely was the only key member of the gang who was out of bounds, Kumar said.