Gangster shot dead by UP STF in Gorakhpur: official
An alleged gangster involved in a BSP leader’s murder over two years ago and operating from neighbouring Nepal was shot dead by UP STF sleuths on a visit here on Sunday, an official said.
STF’s Gorakhpur unit DySP Dharmesh Kumar Shahi said sharpshooter Pervez Ahmed had escaped to Nepal after killing BSP leader Jugaram Mehndi and the police had declared a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his arrest.
A resident of Makhdoomnagar in Ambedkar Nagar district, Ahmed was killed in an encounter with the STF sleuths at Sarharai Road in the Pipiganj of Gorakhpur area where he was spotted on a motorcycle along with one of his associates, said Shahi.
The police team surrounded the two on Chiuntaha-Sarhari bridge and asked them to surrender, but he opened fire at the police team, he said, adding he was killed in retaliatory firing.
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