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Uttar Pradesh: Notorious criminal escapes from police custody


Muzaffarnagar, July 2: A notorious criminal escaped after some armed men allegedly attacked a police party in UP's Muzaffarnagar district on Tuesday.

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A sub-inspector was injured in the attack, said police. Rohit, alias Sandu, was being taken to the Mirzapur jail after a court hearing when the armed men opened fire at the escort team near Salarpur village in the district, they said.

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SSP Abhishek Yadav said the attack took place when the police team, led by Sub-Inspector Vijay Singh, stopped at a dhaba for lunch. He said the attackers fired at the police team after throwing chilli powder into the eyes of the police personnel.


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