Wanted criminal killed in encounter in HP

The criminal was identified as Sunny Masih of Gurdaspur district in Punjab, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said. (Image for representation)

A wanted criminal was on Saturday killed and two others were arrested in an encounter with the Punjab Police in Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur district, police said.

The criminal was identified as Sunny Masih of Gurdaspur district in Punjab, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar said.

Kumar told PTI that five criminals had snatched a Verna car from a person at gunpoint in Mohali district in Punjab.

After receiving information, the police chased them, he said.

When the police team closed in on them near the PWD Rest House in the Naina Devi area, one of the criminals opened fire at them, the SP said.

The police retaliated, in which one of the criminals sustained serious injuries, he added.

Masih was taken to a hospital in Anandpur Sahib, where he succumbed to his injuries, Kumar said.

Two other criminals, Amanpreet and Goldy were arrested, he said.

Mohali Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal and other police officials reached the spot of the encounter, the SP said.

The Bilaspur SP said several cases had already been registered against these criminals at various police stations of Punjab.

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