STF nabs main accused in police officer murder case

"Acting on a tip off, the STF team in a joint operation with local police arrested Ram Tirath at Ataina ghat when he was going on a motorcycle yesterday", he said.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 01, 2016, 15:18 PM IST

Lucknow: "The main accused in the murder of a sub-inspector was arrested in Badaun after an encounter with the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police", an STF spokesman said today.

"Acting on a tip off, the STF team in a joint operation with local police arrested Ram Tirath at Ataina ghat when he was going on a motorcycle yesterday", he said.

"A pistol along with a magazine and cartridges looted from the slain officer, a country made weapon of .315 bore and Rs 42,000 in cash were seized from his possession", the spokesman added.

Sub-inspector Sarvesh Kumar and constable Pramod Kumar were shot at in Binawar area in Ghatbeti village in Badaun district on June 22 while they were on patrol duty.

They were referred to a Bareilly hospital where Yadav died during treatment.