Notorious criminal arrested in UP

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Lucknow, Jan 27 (PTI) A notorious criminal, wanted incases of murder and loot, who had earlier fled from the policecustody, was today arrested by the Special Task Force of theUttar Pradesh police here.

Pammi Sheikh, who was carrying a reward of Rs 30,000 onhis head, was arrested from near Sudharshan cinema in Nakaarea, Special Director General of Police, Brij Lal said.

Sheikh had fled from the police custody in 2006 whilebeing brought to Lucknow jail in a train, he said.

He was wanted in three cases of loot, murder and armsact in Lucknow, Faizabad and Barabanki, the official said,adding the accused had been living under fake identities.

A country-made gun and five cartridges were recoveredfrom him, he added.

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