The Punjab Police special intelligence team during an encounter in the wee hours of Friday shot dead a dreaded gangster of Lawrence Bishnoi's gang in Peer Muchalla area of Zirakpur in Punjab.
The encounter began when the police came to know about the presence of three Lawrence Bishnoi gang members at Maha Laxmi Aparments in the area.
Immediately Senior Superintendent of Police, Mohali, Kuldeep Singh Chahal, along with other policemen reached the spot to handle the situation.
Investigations into the matter revealed that the gangsters had held a girl as a hostage in order to avoid their arrest by the police. But the police personnel were able to kill one of the gangsters, identified as Ankit Bhadu, whose body was later shifted to hospital.
A reward of rupees one lakh was announced by the Rajasthan police for arresting Bhadu who was in the list of most wanted criminals.
In order to nab the gangsters, the entire Peer Mushalla area was sealed by the police.
Shri Ganganagar police were also present at the spot.
More details into the matter are awaited.
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