"The criminals had attacked him from behind, due to which he suffered serious injuries. There were two criminals and a nine-member police team," Maharaj said.
He said that the police acted on a tip-off about the presence of two criminals in the city, following which the encounter between goons and the police took place.
A criminal, named Ujjwal, wanted in several murder cases was arrested, while his accomplice escaped.
"The encounter took place at about 6:30 pm. Five to ten rounds of firing were shot. We ensured that the public were not affected during the incident. Our team did a great job and showed bravery," Maharaj said.
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