The special task force of Uttar Pradesh Police has gunned down a wanted criminal carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, officials said on Tuesday.
Varanasi unit of UP STF killed the criminal, identified as Rajesh Dubey alias Tunna, at Akhta-Pahadiya crossing in an police encounter, they said.
During the shootout, a police constable, Vinod Yadav, also sustained bullet injuries and was rushed to a hospital.
Dubey, a native of Ghazipur district, had escaped while he was being brought to court for hearing in a case in 2017.
He was wanted in several cases of loot and murder registered in nearly 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh.
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