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UP: 2 criminals arrested in police encounter, SHO injured


 Two persons wanted in case of cow slaughter were arrested in an encounter with the police in which a Station House Officer (SHO) also sustained bullet injury in Shiv Ratan Ganj area of Amethi district here in Uttar Pradesh, police sources said here on Friday.

Police sources said the police had an encounter with the accused near Kali temple in Rajapur Haleem village around 3 am on Thursday night. “When SHO Shiv Ratan Ganj Amrendra Singh asked the accused to surrender they opened fire,” they said.

Police sources said that one of the criminals sustained bullet injury in his leg in retaliatory firing. “Both the criminals were arrested by the police in the encounter during which SHO Shiv Ratan Ganj also sustained a bullet injury in his left hand,” they said.

Police sources said that the arrested criminals were identified as Saddam and Abrar, both residents of Khairhana village under Maharajganj police station in Rae Bareli district. “Saddam and SHO Singh have been admitted to the community health center,” they said.

Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Harendra Singh said that a history sheeter Saddam and SHO Shiv Ratan Ganj sustained bullet injuries in cross firing. “Both the criminals have been arrested and further legal action is being taken. A country-made fire-arm along with cartridges and equipment used for cow slaughter were recovered from the possession of the arrested accused,” they said.

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