Suspected criminal shot dead by police in Muzaffarnagar encounter

Suspected criminal shot dead by police in Muzaffarnagar encounter

Suspected criminal shot dead by police in Muzaffarnagar encounterThe criminal, Ramesh alias Rishipal, had several cases against him

A suspected criminal was gunned down by police in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh in an alleged encounter, an official said on Monday.

Police said that a police inspector in Purkazi area of Muzaffarnagar had a “chance encounter” with three motorcycle-borne suspected criminals while he was on patrolling duty.

“In an exchange of fire one accused and the inspector were injured. Both injured were sent to the hospital,” said UP police spokesperson Rahul Srivastava.

The accused died on the way to hospital. He was identified as Ramesh alias Rishipal, a resident of Deoband in Saharanpur.

A 32-bore pistol with live cartridges and a stolen motorbike were recovered from him, police said.

Police parties have been pressed to nab the other two, Mr. Srivastava added.

Many cases against him

According to police, Ramesh carried a bounty of ₹ 50,000 and had over two dozen criminal cases against him including loot, murder, attempt to murder and gangster activities in the districts of Meerut, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat.

“He is an active member and shooter of the Jamshed gang,” said Mr. Srivastava.

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