Muzaffarnagar: A gangster, who was wanted in 28 cases including the murder of deputy jailor of Meerut Jail, was shot dead in an encounter with STF near Karonda village in the district.
SSP BB Singh said Thursday that Dharmender alias Lala was killed in an encounter with Meerut STF yesterday.
He was carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head.
Meanwhile, an under-trial prisoner was shot dead while he was being taken to Saharanpur from Bareilly for a court hearing.
Police some car-borne assailants shot dead Manoj at the Sahranpur railway station yesterday.
A passer-by was also injured in the firing, police said, adding he later succumbed to injuries at a hospital.