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Uttarakhand: Woman shot dead in clash between Moradabad Police, Bharatpur villagers; 5 cops injured

Uttarakhand Police said that in a clash between Moradabad Police of UP and people of Bharatpur village, a woman was shot dead. Moradabad police had come to Bharatpur village to nab the bounty criminal of 50 thousand.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Dehradun: In Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, a block chief close to the mafia opened fire on the Moradabad police of UP, who went to arrest the mining mafia Zafar, who was rewarded for 50 thousand. In retaliatory action, the block chief’s wife was shot dead. While five Moradabad police personnel were injured, while two jawans are missing. The five injured jawans are being treated at the hospital.

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Angry over the death of the block chief’s wife, the villagers blocked NH-74 in front of Kunda police station. In view of the seriousness of the incident, police of both the states are deployed on the spot.

Shalabh Mathur, the Moradabad Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) said that the criminal escaped from Bharatpur village and when the police team reached, they were taken hostage.

“The accused is a wanted criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000. He escaped from there (Bharatpur village). When our police team reached, they were taken hostage and their weapons were snatched,” he said.

According to sources, two policemen were shot after being taken hostage. Also everyone was brutally beaten up. Still two policemen are missing. A total of five policemen have been seriously injured. At the same time, there was retaliatory firing between the police and some of the SOG team personnel who survived being hostage and the men of the block chief Gurtaj Bhullar. During the firing, Gurtaj Bhullar’s wife Gurpreet Kaur, who was present in the house, was shot, due to which she died on the spot.

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“Our five police personnel got injured and they are undergoing treatment. Uttarkhand police confirmed that a woman has died in this incident,” he added while the Uttarakhand Police said that they will take “fair and legal action” in this matter.

At the same time, regarding the incident, DIG Shalabh Mathur said that the accused Zafar is a wanted criminal. He has a reward of Rs 50,000 on him. He fled from there (Bharatpur village). When our police team arrived, they were taken hostage and their weapons were snatched. Five of our policemen were injured and are undergoing treatment. Constable Rahul has got two bullets and Shiv Kumar has got one bullet in his leg. Uttarakhand Police confirmed that a woman has died in the incident.

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