Karnal, Apr 8 (PTI) Dreaded gangster Surender Geong, who had jumped parole last year, was today killed by the police in an encounter here, officials said.
He was killed in retaliatory fire by a police team which had gone to arrest him on a specific tip-off about his movement, Superintendent of Police, Karnal, Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said.
The police team had traced Geong and his two accomplices who were in a car. As the police team chased them, Geong’s aides somehow managed to escape while he continued in the car.
The policemen, who were closely following the car, shot at its tyres which burst, leaving the gangster with no chance but to jump off the vehicle, the SP said.
After coming out from the car, Geong tried to flee on foot and opened shots on the police team but was killed in retaliatory fire, Randhawa said.
“Geong had jumped parole last year. He was involved in more than a dozen serious crimes and carried a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head,” the SP said.
Notably, Geong was brought back to Haryana from South Africa in 2008 with the help of Interpol and sentenced to life term in 2014 for a cold-blooded murder of a plywood dealer in Kaithal in 2006.
Geong was released on parole in May last year. Once out on parole for a month he escaped.
Suspecting that he may attempt to slip out of the country after jumping parole, Haryana Police had last year issued a lookout notice at various immigration checkpoints against the gangster.
Congress national spokesperson and party’s communications in-charge Randeep Singh Surjewala, who represents Kaithal assembly constituency, had also apprehended threat from Geong after he jumped parole.
Surjewala had later approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for adequate security cover by the Central Industrial Security Force.
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