Uttar Pradesh: Police constable killed during an encounter in Amroha

A police constable, Harsh Chaudhary (26), died during an encounter in Amroha on Sunday. The incident took place in Indrapur village which comes under the jurisdiction of Bachhraaun police station

Uttar Pradesh: Police constable killed during an encounter in Amroha
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A police constable, Harsh Chaudhary (26), died during an encounter in Amroha on Sunday, a senior UP government official said.

The incident took place in Indrapur village which comes under the jurisdiction of Bachhraaun police station.

According to a report in NDTV, “Around 7 to 8 pm last evening, a police team went after a wanted criminal after receiving specific information in Bachhraon area. He had 19 criminal cases against him. When police asked him to surrender he fired at the police party in which one of our constables Harsh Chaudhary was injured. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he died during the treatment,” senior police officer Anand Kumar.

"In the encounter, the criminal — Shiv Avtar alias Shivia — was also killed," the official said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of ₹40 lakh for the wife of the constable and ₹10 lakh for his parents as well as extraordinary pension for his wife and service for one dependent in his family, he added.

In Uttar Pradesh, after Yogi Adityanath took charge as Chief Minister, Over 3000 police encounters have took place. In which 78 people, allegedly criminals, have been killed in these encounters and Harsh Chaudhury, was the seventh police personnel to die in an encounter.

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