Wanted dacoit shot dead in police encounter

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Bareilly, Feb 9 (UNI) Wanted dreaded dacoit, carrying a bounty of Rs 1.37 lakh on his head, was this morning gunned down in a police encounter in Meeranpur Katra area of Shahjahanpur district.

On a-tip-off, police cordoned off Heerpur jungle and shot dead notorious dacoit Naresha Dheemar, IG (Bareilly zone) Gurbachan Lal said.

His other aides, however, managed to escape, he added.

Two double barrel and one single barrel gun, few cartridges and hand grenades were seized from the possession of the accused.

The outlawed was accused in over 30 cases of heinous crimes, including murder, abduction and dacoity.

The terror of the syndicate haunted in Farrukhabad, Etawah, Shahjahanpur, Bareilly, Badaun and Pilibhit districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Police has recovered food and other household items from the spot that indicates that the gang had taken shelter in the area from some time.

A mun-hunt to nab the other members of the sydnicate had been launched.

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