Muzaffarnagar, Aug 12 (PTI) A person was shot dead during an encounter with police while he was fleeing after allegedly robbing a man in Shamli district.

The accused and two policemen were injured in the encounter yesterday. They were rushed to a hospital where the accused was declared dead, SP Ajaypal Sharma said.

A looted motorcycle, Rs 87,000 in cash and a pistol were seized from the accused, the police officer said, adding he was wanted in 13 cases of loot, murder and extortion.

In another incident, a notorious criminal, carrying a reward of Rs 12,000, was captured in an encounter with the police near Khatauli in Muzaffarnagar district yesterday.

Monu, who was wanted in 14 cases of loot and murder, was injured in an exchange of fire with police. He was arrested and shifted to a hospital, SP (City) Ombir Singh said.

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