Criminal shot dead

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Muzaffarnagar, Sep 18 (UNI) Police today gunned down a hardened criminal, who was escaping after firing upon a constable in Kotwali area here.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of two notorious criminals under Kotwali police station area, cops reached the spot and cordoned off the area.

On being challenged, the miscreants opened fire, wounding a constable critically.

In the ensuing encounter, a criminal was shot dead. His aide, however, managed to escape.

The wounded cop had been referred to Meerut in a critical condition, police said.

A manhunt had been launched.

UNI

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