Inter-state criminal killed in police shootout

An inter-state criminal who had 16 criminal cases against him was killed in a shootout with the police in Agra district, a senior officer of the force said here Monday.

Last Updated: May 31, 2010, 20:46 PM IST

Lucknow: An inter-state criminal who had
16 criminal cases against him was killed in a shootout with
the police in Agra district, a senior officer of the force
said here Monday.

"Ajay alias Chottu, who escaped from the custody of
Rajasthan Police in February this year, was killed in an
encounter with the police in Iradatnagar area of Agra late
last night," Additional Director General of Police (law and
order) Brij Lal told reporters here.

A country-made firearm and cartridges were recovered
from Ajay`s possession, he said, adding two of his aides
managed to flee from the spot.

"He had 16 cases against him lodged in UP, Haryana and
Rajasthan," he added.

PTI