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Top encounter specialist dismissed

In a major development, the Maharashtra government dismissed Mumbai's top police encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma from service.

india Updated: Aug 31, 2008 11:23 IST

In a major development, the Maharashtra government dismissed Mumbai's top police encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma from service early on Sunday, according to a police official.

Sharma was served the dismissal order at his residence at 1 a.m. on Sunday.

He has been accused of having links with the underworld, corruption and amassing huge properties in his name among other things.

In his 25-year career with the Mumbai Police, Sharma has shot dead 107 criminals.