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Wanted criminal killed in encounter in UP

Azamgarh (UP), Oct 10: A notorious criminal carrying a reward of Rs 1.5 lakh was killed in an encounter on Thursday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team surrounded Lakshman Yadav in Narhumpur village in Mahrajganj area and in the ensuing exchange of fire, he and a constable, Surendra Yadav, were injured, they said.

They were rushed to a hospital where Lakshman died during treatment, the police said, adding a pistol and a number of cartridges were recovered from the spot of encounter.

Azamgarh Range DIG Manoj Tiwari said that Lakshman was a notorious criminal against whom 44 cases were lodged, including that of loot and murder.

He had allegedly killed the brother of a police officer in Ambedkar Nagar recently after which a reward of Rs 1.5 lakh was announced for his arrest.

A detailed probe is on in the matter, the official said.

PTI

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