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Wanted Man Muhammed Gufran Shot Dead in Encounter With UP Police

He had over 13 cases registered against him in various parts of UP.

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Uttar Pradesh Police gunned down a wanted man in the state's Kaushambi district on Tuesday, 27 June.

Details: The deceased in the police encounter was identified as 27-year-old Muhammed Gufran, according to a report by NDTV.

  • He had over 13 cases registered against him in various parts of UP, including those pertaining to murder, attempted murder, robbery, and dacoity.

  • In a bid to capture him, police had offered a bounty of ₹ 1,00,000, the report said.

Why it matters: Police encounters have become a trend in UP over the past few years, as per the report. Around 185 criminals have reportedly been shot dead in a total of 10,900 such encounters since Yogi Adityanath was elected as chief minister of the state in 2017.

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Play-by-play: The encounter broke out amid a raid being conducted by a special task force of the UP Police at 5am on Tuesday, the report said.

  • Gufran was reportedly shot and injured in the cross-firing that ensued.

  • He was shifted to a hospital for treatment but died from his wounds.

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