Man wanted in over 2 dozen cases shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

November 16th, 2008 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 16 (IANS) A man wanted in over two dozen criminal cases was killed in a shootout with the police in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district, an official said Sunday.The shootout took place late Saturday night when the police spotted Sanjay Pandey in Armapur locality in Kanpur district, about 90 km from here.

“He was moving on a bike, along with an aide, when we ordered him to stop. However, he opened fire on us and was killed in a cross fire,” Superintendent of Police (Kanpur rural) Lal Bahadur told IANS by phone.

There were over two dozen criminal cases against him in Kanpur and neighbouring districts. The police also claimed that he was a sharp shooter of Atiq Ahmed gang.

“Pandey was also wanted in the killing of a policeman in 2004 when he shot dead a Special Task Force constable Dharmendra Singh in Kanpur,” Bahadur said.

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