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Gangster Ankit Bhadu killed in encounter near Zirakpur: Punjab police

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A notorious gangster Bhadu, wanted in several cases, died after being critically injured in an encounter with police in a residential locality near on Thursday evening, a said.

"Gangster was critically injured and succumbed to his in a hospital, of the Police's (OCCU), told over phone.

SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said that OCCU team, which led the operation, had information about the gangster and his associates after which operation was launched to nab them.

Some arms and ammunition have been recovered from the and two associates of were also arrested, the SSP said.

The operation to arrest the gangster was carried out at crowded Peer Muchalla near in district.

The gangster, said to be around 25 years of age, carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh which was announced by Police.

Police said was wanted in several criminal cases both by and police.

According to Gurmeet Chauhan, the gangster jumped from upper floor of the residential apartment when police reached to arrest him.

The gangster then took a family that included a six-year-old girl as hostage.

When Bhadu was asked to surrender, he opened fire at the police party in which a cop was said to have sustained

The girl also sustained and had to be hospitalized, however the family is safe,Chauhan said.

Police said Bhadu had jumped regular bail over a year back.

Bhadu, a of notorious gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, was said to be on Police's "most wanted" list in connection with cases of murder, dacoity, loot and extortion.

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First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 22:30 IST