Criminal gunned down in Uttar Pradesh

May 23rd, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Auraiya (Uttar Pradesh), May 23 (IANS) A criminal, who had over 10 cases of abduction, loot and attempt to murder registered against him, was gunned down by police in this Uttar Pradesh district, officials said Monday.

Atul Kumar was shot dead late Sunday in Bela town, while his two aides escaped during a gunfight, said a statement issued by the director general of police’s office here Monday evening.

“When the police intercepted the motorcycle-borne criminals, they opened fire at the police team while trying to escape. In retaliatory police firing, Atul was shot dead,” said the statement.

Auraiya is some 150 km from Lucknow.

Atul Kumar, according to police, mainly operated in eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh, and had links with criminals of neighbouring states.

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