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UP criminal killed in encounter with police

Statesman News Service | Meerut |

In an encounter the Shamli police killed Sabir Jangheri, a criminal who had a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head. An SHO and a constable of police also sustained injuries in this encounter.

The condition of constable Ankit Singh is stated to be critical and he has been referred to Fortis hospital . Ankit Singh and Inspector Bhagwat Singh was admitted to Anand Hospital of Meerut with serious injuries . While the constable got two bullet injuries on his head the Inspector received to bullet injuries on his thigh.

On a tip off In charge of Kairana Kotwali of Shamli district Bhagwat Singh raided village Jangheri to arrest criminal Sabir Jangheri who was absconding from the custody of Barabanki police. Singh and his team started combing in the village after which the exchange of fire started between the police and Sabir. In the en counter Sabir was killed while the duo cops sustained injuries.

Sabir Jangheri was a sharp shooter of Mukeem Kala gang who was arrested by the STF in 2015 alongwith Kala and sent to Jail. About six months before he had eloped from the custody of Barabanki police , told SP Shamli Ajay Pal Sharma and was in the hitlist of the police .