Wanted criminal injured in police encounter, later arrested in UP's Azamgarh

Sunil Ram alias Sipahi was intercepted by the police during a routine checking, the police said.

Published: 26th March 2018 08:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th March 2018 08:36 PM   |  A+A-

arrest, handcuff

Image used for representational purpose


LUCKNOW: A wanted criminal, carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, was today arrested following an encounter with the police in the Tarwa area of Azamgarh district.

Sunil Ram alias Sipahi was intercepted by the police during a routine checking, the police said.

Sipahi opened fire at the policemen, who retaliated and overpowered him following a chase, a police officer said.

Sipahi, who received bullet injuries in the encounter, was rushed to a hospital, from where he was referred to Varanasi.

He was wanted in over a dozen criminal cases.

In a major crackdown on criminals in western Uttar Pradesh yesterday, three wanted law-breakers were killed while six others arrested in seven encounters in four districts, in which six policemen were also injured.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp