Shimla, July 14: Punjab Police on Saturday killed a gangster and held two of his accomplices in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh after a brief encounter.
However, two others managed to flee from the encounter site in Naina Devi.
“A team of Punjab Police was chasing five gangsters, who snatched a car from Sohana in Mohali (in Punjab). As the police signaled the criminals to stop their vehicle, one of them fired at the police. The police retaliated and fired back. One of the criminals died in the process,” Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar told IANS.
The deceased criminal was identified as Sunny Masih of Gurdaspur.
While the other two who were arrested have been identified as Amanpreet and Goldy were arrested and the hunt is on for the remaining two.
According to the police, several cases of extortion have been registered against the criminals in Punjab.