Chhota Shakeel gang member Anil Mhatre, wanted in at least 22 cases including murder and extortion, was on Sunday gunned down by police in an encounter at Kalachowke in south Mumbai, police said in Mumbai.
Mhatre, a sharp shooter, allegedly opened fire at the police personnel who asked him to surrender after they surrounded him near Peninsula tower at 06.30 AM following a tip-off.
He was wanted in at least 22 cases including murder, attempt to murder and extortion, Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Rakesh Maria told PTI.
Mhatre tried to escape from the spot, Maria said adding that he was asked to surrender before police when he opened fire at the officers.
"In self-defence police opened fire and Mhatre received serious injuries. He was rushed to nearby hospital where he was declared dead," Maria said.
The shooter fired four rounds at police while they in retaliation fired three rounds, Maria said.