Hardwar, Oct 26 (UNI) Two dreaded criminals were gunned down in a joint operation of Delhi police Crime Branch and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Hardwar police near Chandi Ghat under Shyampur police station of the district yesterday.
The police sources said the criminals tried to flee in the adjoining forest, but finding themselves surrounded by the police teams, started firing at the police. The police retaliated, killing the two criminals in the exchange of fire.
The SSP, V Murgeshan said that on a tip off from Delhi police Crime Branch the police team of Shyampur police station, led by the SO Dhyan Singh, and the SOG team of the district, led by RB Chamola, surrounded the criminals near Chandi Ghat on Hardwar-Bijnor national highway.
The police later identified those killed as the notorious Guru Bachan alias Hakala of Faridabad and Jabbar alias Chintoo of Gautam Budh Nagar district in UP. In the encounter sub-inspector of Delhi police, Yudh Veer Singh, sustained injuries.
Guru Bachan, who had 27 cases of murder, dacoity and kidnapping registered against him in various police stations of Delhi, UP, Haryana and Punjab and carried a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head, had fled from the custody of Delhi police three months ago, while Jabbar was wanted by the police of these states in several cases of heinous crimes including three murders, sources said.