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Dreaded terrorist gunned trying to escape

Dreaded terrorist Noora was gunned down by the police after some of his associates tried to free him from police custody.

india Updated: Oct 24, 2007 22:36 IST

Dreaded terrorist Noora was gunned down by the police after some of his associates tried to free him from police custody while he was being taken from the Lucknow district jail to the trial court in Lucknow on Wednesday.

According to police, Noora was first arrested by the police in 2000 but escaped in 2001 only to be re-arrested a few months later.

He managed to escape in 2005 again, but was nabbed by the Special Task Force (STF) later in the year.

Last year, during an appearance in a local court, Noora had admitted to links with underworld dons Chhota Rajan and Abu Salem.

Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police Akhil Kumar told reporters, "Noora was of an Afghani origin, and had carried out several terrorist operations before falling into the STF net two years ago."