Agra, Jul 29 (PTI) A police constable was shot dead allegedly by armed men in the city this morning, police said. Also Read - CBI continues search in PNB's Mumbai Branch for second day

The incident took place when Satish Yadav, attached to the Etmauddaula police station, was on a patrol duty in Tedhi Bagia area, and chased the armed men along with his colleague Kuldeep Yadav, they said. Also Read - PNB Scam Started During UPA Tenure, Snowballed in NDA's Term, Says Ex Allahabad Bank Director Dinesh Dubey

Kuldeep claimed the four armed men were fleeing on two motorcycles on the Sau Phuta road. When the constables heard the cries of some people, they chased the four men and managed to catch hold of two of them, police said. Also Read - UP government transfers 29 IPS officers

The other two who had managed to escape returned and allegedly opened fire on Satish, killing him on the spot.

Senior police officials arrived at the spot, they said, adding that the police has stepped up search but till 4 pm there was no success.

A few suspects have been taken into custody.

At the police lines, senior police officials including ADG Ajay Anand and SSP Dinesh Dubey attended a condolence meeting and praised the bravery of the deceased constable.

They announced a day’s salary by the local police personnel to the family of the deceased.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.