Robber shot dead in police encounter in Ghaziabad

Last Updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 20:06

Ghaziabad: A man wanted in several cases of
robbery and murder, carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his
head, was shot dead by police in an encounter in the district
this morning.
Two policemen, including a Station House Officer, were
injured in the exchange of fire, Superintendent of Police
(Rural) M M Beg said.

Rashid alias Bhura, a resident of Bareilly in Uttar
Pradesh, was killed when he was escaping along with two
accomplices after robbing an iron scrap trader of a car and Rs
6,000 in cash in Bhojpur area.
Acting on an information, police chased the robbers and
an exchange of fire ensued on Modinagar-Hapur road, the SP
said adding, while Bhura was shot dead, his two associates
managed to escape.

Police recovered the looted car and cash. Bhura was
wanted in cases of murder and robbery in Rajasthan, Delhi
Uttaranchal and UP, they said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 20:06

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