The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday claimed to have solved several cases of robbery after a wanted criminal was shot dead in a gun battle with the cops in Ghaziabad.
Senior Superintendent of Police Akhil Kumar said Saleem alias Tunda, a resident of Khazoori village of Meerut district, was gunned down in the early hours of Saturday at Raj Nagar District Centre. His accomplice suffered gunshot wounds.
The police recovered a pass book of Allahabad Bank, a PAN card, a voter identity card, a driving licence, two revolvers and a large number of bullets.
According to police, the two were on a motorcycle when they were asked to stop at a check post at GT Road in Sahibabad.
The criminals ignored the instruction to stop and fled. A high speed chase ensued, during which the two started firing at the policemen.
According to police, Saleem died in the retaliatory fire while his accomplice managed to escape.
Police said that Saleem had a reward of Rs.10,000 on his capture and was recently involved in a Rs 20-lakh (Rs 2 million) heist at a flower trade's house.