New Delhi, Sep 1: A Sharpshooter Sunil Sharma was killed in an encounter with the police at Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow, police said.
“Sunil Sharma, carrying reward of Rs 15 thousand, was injured in the encounter in Gomti Nagar area here. He later died during treatment in the hospital,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Deepak Kumar said.
Sunil was in the list of most wanted criminals, had escaped from police custody a month ago while being produced to a court. He was an accused in the murder of Pappu Pandey.
There are reports claiming that he was running an extortion racket from jail.
Last month also he allegedly threatened a businessman in Saroji Nagar area and demanded money from him.
It is a big achievement of Lucknow Police.
Sharpshooter Sunil Sharma killed in encounter with police in Lucknow's Gomti Nagar;he had escaped a month back while being produced in court pic.twitter.com/5ZGyPHT4KI
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