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Wanted criminal killed in encounter in HP

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

A wanted criminal was today killed and two others were arrested in an encounter with the Police in Himachal Pradesh's district, police said.

The criminal was identified as of district in Punjab, of Police said.

Kumar told that five criminals had snatched a Verna car from a person at gunpoint in district in

After receiving information, the police chased them, he said.

When the police team reached close to them near the in the Naina Devi area, one of the criminals opened fire at them, the SP said.

The police police retaliated, in which one of the criminals sustained serious injuries, he added.

Masih was taken to a hospital in Anandpur Sahib, where he succumbed to his injuries, Kumar said.

The other two criminals -- Amanpreet and Goldy --were arrested, he said.

Senior of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal and other police officials reached the spot of the encounter, the SP said.

The SP said several cases had already been registered against these criminals at various police stations of

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 10:05 IST