IN A major achievement, the Bhopal police on Monday evening gunned down notorious criminal Parvat Sapera in an encounter in the jungles of Nazeerabad in the Berasia area.
Sapera (33), a resident of village Gadha Shakti in Nazeerabad, was wanted in more than a dozen separate cases of loot, murder and rape in Bhopal and Vidisha and had a reward of Rs 15,000 on his head.
Bhopal SP Anant Kumar Singh told the Hindustan Times that he had received information of Sapera’s presence in the jungles of Bhojpura Junapani in Nazeerabad in the morning. ASP (rural) Arvind Saxena – already camping in Berasia for past six days – was informed about the same.
Four police parties were formed and police cordoned off the area at about 5 pm. Sapera was present in the jungles with two accomplices. The three men were having liquor there.
Police asked them to surrender but Sapera did not heed to the call. Meanwhile, both his accomplices fled the spot taking advantage of the thick foliage.
Sapera, on the other hand, fired a shot at the police with a country-made revolver. In self-defence, police fired 20 rounds and shot dead Sapera, the SP stated.
The culprit sustained bullet injuries on his chest, neck, ribs, hands and other body parts. Villagers and a few policemen identified the deceased as Parvat Sapera.
Parvat Sapera was wanted in nine cases of loot, five of murder and loot, one case of murder, loot and rape, and about half-a-dozen cases of theft, the SP said. He was a history sheeter of Nazeerabad police station since 2002 while he had started his criminal career sometime in 1988, A K Singh added.
The police team that gunned down Sapera included ASP Arvind Saxena, SDOP K K Rajak, Inspector S K Panthi, Sis K S Rathore and Rakesh Singh, ASI Chain Singh Raghuvanshi, constable Karamveer and others.