Meerut: Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday gunned down alleged gangster Anil Dujana, an accused in 18 cases of murder, in an encounter at a village in this western UP district, officials said.
According to police, a Special Task Force (STF) team retaliated when the gangster, recently released from prison on bail, opened fire at them after being cornered. His car had crashed into a pole.
Special DG (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said the state police have been keeping tabs on 65 gangsters, including Dujana who was known for terrorising people in the national capital region (NCR) by his criminal activities.
Additional Director General of UP STF Amitabh Yash said, “Anil Dujana, a wanted criminal, was surrounded by our team in a village in Meerut on Thursday afternoon. Dujana fired at our team to escape and was killed in retaliatory firing.”
The STF team that surrounded Dujana was led by Additional SP of UP STF Brijesh Singh.
Anil Dujana, a resident of Dujana village under Badalpur police station in Gautam Buddh Nagar district had over 60 cases lodged against him, including murder and extortion.