Criminal killed in police encounter

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Agra, May 24: Hardcore criminal Rakesh Lohere, who had a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head, was killed in a police encounter in Sikandara station area here today.

On a tip off that Lohere was hiding in a house at Shastrinagar, police cordoned off the residential area and asked him to surrender, Senior Superintendent of Police Mohit Agarwal said.

In a bid to escape, Lohere fired upon the police, however, he was killed in retaliatory firing.

A country made pistol, few cartridges and two motorcycles were recovered from him.

On April 11, Lohere hoodwinked the police and escaped its captivity, when he was being taken to a court in Dewani for hearing.

About 22 cases were pending against him.


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