Sharpshooter arrested after brief encounter with police in UP's Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 24 (PTI) A suspected sharpshooter associated with a gang was arrested following a brief encounter near a village in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.

Uttam, who is allegedly associated with gangster Sushil Mooch, sustained bullet wounds in the encounter with police personnel near Bahmanheri village under the Kotwali police station limits on Wednesday evening, SHO Anil Kapervan said.

The officer said Uttam was taken to a hospital along with a police constable, who was also injured in the exchange of fire. PTI Corr IJT IJT