Meerut, Sep 13 : A wanted criminal, carrying a reward of Rs 25,000, was injured and later arrested after a police encounter in the Kithaur area of this district in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday.
Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Sahni here said that police station in-charge Rojant Tyagi was conducting a check along with a police force at the Machra road in the Kithaur area at around 2130 hrs on Thursday night.
Meanwhile, they tried to intercept two motorcycle-borne suspects and upon finding themselves trapped, the duo tried to escape while firing at the police.
In the retaliatory fire opened by the cops, miscreant Mohit Gurjar, carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 on his head was injured and was arrested. He was later admitted to a hospital.
During this time, his aide Sandeep Gurjar managed to flee from the spot. A country-made pistol, several cartridges and a bike has been recovered from the miscreant's possession who has about six criminal cases registered against him. (UNI)