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Wanted man, aide killed in police encounter in UP

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

A man carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his arrest and his were gunned down in a police encounter while the duo was trying to kidnap two villagers in district Sunday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off that Ompal and his associate Vicky were planning to kidnap two villagers, the police reached Ibrahim village, SSP (Saharanpur) Upendra Kumar Agarwal said.

An encounter took place between the police and the accused who were trying to escape after kidnapping the villagers, he said.

Ompal and Vicky were killed in the encounter, the said, adding two policemen were injured in the incident.

Two pistols and a bike were seized from the accused, Agarwal said.

Ompal and Vicky were involved in several criminal cases in Shamli and districts, police added.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 12:50 IST