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Muzaffarnagar: Wanted criminals injured in police encounter

ANI | Updated: Feb 27, 2019 23:16 IST

Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 27 (ANI): Two criminals carrying a reward of Rs 25,000 each on their heads were injured in an encounter with police in Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday.
The injured criminals were sent for treatment to the hospital and will be produced in court for custody, police said.
Earlier on January 25, the Uttar Pradesh government had said that Uttar Pradesh police and special task force (STF) have killed 78 criminals during the first 16 months of Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government.
As many as “3028 encounters took place between police and criminals until July 2018. During these encounters 69 criminals were killed, 838 were wounded and 7043 were arrested. During the same period, 11981 criminals also canceled their bail and surrendered in the court,” said the government.
The government also stated that STF also killed nine wanted criminals during an encounter and arrested 139. (ANI)