A 50-year-old criminal, carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head, was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force from Meerut, officials said today.
Acting on a tip-off, Gautam Buddha Nagar team of the STF arrested Sanjay alias Pakodi yesterday.
The STF said it has seized a country-made pistol, 4 live cartridges and a motorcycle from the criminal.
Sanjay was active in western Uttar Pradesh from the past few months, they said.
Western Uttar Pradesh Assistant Superintendent of Police Rajiv Narain Mishra and Deputy Superintendent of Police Raj Kumar Mishra had activated the informer network to get clues about his activities and movements.
So far, the police has traced 8 cases against him involving attempt to murder, murder, robbery, rioting and Arms Act, the STF said.
Five cases are that of Meerut district, two Bagpat district, and one of Ghaziabad district.