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U.P. cop killed in encounter with criminal

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The wanted criminal with a bounty of Rs. 1 lakh on his head was also killed in the encounter in Kairana.
A police constable has succumbed to bullet injuries a day after he was shot at in an alleged encounter with criminals in Shamli district in the western part of Uttar Pradesh.
A ‘wanted criminal’ with a bounty of Rs.1 lakh on his head was also killed in the encounter, which took place in Kairana.
Working on a tip-off that the alleged criminal Sabir was hiding in gram Jandedi in Kairana, police raided the place on the intervening night of January 2 and 3.
When he found himself surrounded, Sabir opened fire on the police team, in which station in-charge Bhagwant Singh was shot in the foot while constable Ankit Tomar was severely injured, a police spokesperson said.
Police said Sabir, an alleged member of the Mukim Kala gang, was injured in retaliatory firing and died later in hospital. His aide, however, managed to escape.
Tomar, a native of Baghpat, died in a hospital in Delhi late on Wednesday night after being declared brain dead a few hours earlier.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath while expressing grief announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to the kin of Tomar. From the amount, Rs. 40 lakh would go to his widow.
“We could not save him inspite of best treatment being provided to him at Fortis Noida,” said Uttar Pradesh police spokesperson Rahul Srivastava.
A carbine gun, a 9mm pistol, one 30 bore pistol and more than 60 live cartridges were recovered from Sabir, police said.
Sabir faced more than 20 criminal cases for murder, loot and dacoity in police stations in Shamli, Saharanpur, Barabanki (all in UP) and Haryana.
On May 5, Sabir had escaped from police custody from a Dhaba near a toll plaza in Barabanki district while he was being taken to Haryana for a court hearing from Siddharthnagar jail.

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