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Updated January 4th, 2024 at 14:32 IST

UP: Wanted gangster arrested after encounter with police in Sitapur

A wanted gangster carrying a Rs 25,000 bounty on his head was apprehended on Wednesday after an encounter with the police in UP's Sitapur.

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Sitapur: A wanted gangster carrying a Rs 25,000 bounty on his head was apprehended on Wednesday after an encounter with the police in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district, the police said. 

The wanted gangster, identified as Bittan Ali, alias Suhail, a resident of Badayun district, is accused in cases of cow smuggling. He has been hospitalised after being hit by a bullet in his leg.

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Suhail sustained gunshot injuries to his leg during the brief exchange of fire with police personnel as he opened fire at them in an attempt to flee. 

Sitapur Superintendent of Police Chakresh Mishra said, "Today, in an operation conducted against cow smugglers by the police and SOG team of Pisawa police station, a person named Bittan Ali alias Suhail was caught."

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"He was a wanted gangster, and a reward of Rs 25,000 was declared on him. When Bittan Ali was intercepted, he fired at the police...During the operation, he got shot in the leg. He is being treated at the hospital," SP Mishra said.

He said that a motorcycle without a number plate, illegal weapons, and live cartridges were also recovered from his possession. An investigation into this matter is underway, he added. 

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Published January 4th, 2024 at 08:01 IST

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