On Wednesday, in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana a criminal was killed in an encounter in Gautam Buddh Nagar carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh in a joint operation by the Special Task Force and local police, the STF said in a statement here.
Ajay alias Kalia was involved in robbing car passengers in Bulandshahr in 2016 and raping women. The matter is being investigated by the CBI.
The STF said that acting on a tip-off, the police in Gautam Buddh Nagar tried to stop two suspects riding a motorcycle on the Yamuna Expressway peripheral, but they started firing at the security crew.
The STF and local police fired in self-defense in which one criminal was injured, while the other criminal escaped.
The injured criminal was taken to the district hospital in Nithari, where doctors confirmed him dead.
The statement said that Ajay was a resident of the Rewari district of Haryana.
ADG Agra zone had declared a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on the criminal, while DIG Aligarh and DGP of Haryana Police had declared a cash reward of Rs 50,000 each. A case has been registered in this matter at Sector 20 police station in Gautam Buddh Nagar.