Wanted criminal held after encounter with police in UP

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Balrampur (UP), Dec 23 (PTI) A wanted criminal was arrested following an encounter with police here on Wednesday, an official said.

The accused, Shani Patharkat, and Sub-Inspector Umesh Verma and Constable Ranvijay Singh were injured in the exchange of fire near Hariharganj, Superintendent of Police Heman Kutiyal said.

All the injured were taken to a hospital where their condition is stated to be out of danger.

The accused was wanted in several criminal cases in Basti district and was carrying a reward of Rs 15,000 on his arrest.

A country-made pistol and cartridges were recovered from his possession. PTI CORR ABN DPB