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Notorious criminal killed after 30-minute-long gun battle

A notorious criminal carrying a cash reward of ₹25,000 on his head was shot dead and his three accomplices were arrested in a 30-minute-long gun battle with the Nuh Police at Bisru village here on Thursday. A police man was also injured in the exchange of fire.

Arshad (30), who was injured during the encounter, was declared brought dead by the doctors at the hospital in Mandi Khera.

The police said eight cases were registered against him in Palwal and Nuh districts of Haryana and in Rajasthan on charges of attempt to murder, robbery, dacoity, causing hurt and rioting. A resident of Basru village, Arshad was acquitted in two criminal cases registered at Palwal, but his arrest was pending in five other cases.

His accomplices have been identified as Ikram (38), and Azad (45), from Nuh and Yameen (36), from Dhoj village in Faridabad, the police said.

Superintendent of Police, Nuh, Sangeeta Kalia, said that a seven-member Nuh police team along with the reinforcement from Rewari conducted a raid on the outskirts of Bisru around 9 a.m. following a tip-off that Ikram, wanted in an attempt to murder case of Bichhor police station, was hiding in the village with his gang.

Bullet hits constable

“On seeing the police team, the accused opened fire. One of the bullets hit constable Pawan on the right hand and another on the chest. But he was protected by the bullet-proof jacket. The police retaliated and a bullet hit Arshad,” said Ms. Kalia.

The senior police officer claimed that the police fired four rounds while the criminals fired three shots during the exchange of fire. One of the bullets fired by the criminals hit the police vehicle.

Three pistols, three country-made pistols and 69 cartridges have been recovered from the possession of the criminals, the police said.

Ikram carries a cash reward of ₹50,000 on his head and declaration of another reward of thesame amount is under process, they said. Ikram is involved in nine cases registered in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal and Rajasthan. He was not arrested in any of the cases yet.

Ms. Kalia said information regarding their criminal activities is being collected and there could be more cases against them.

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