Lucknow, Oct 21 (PTI) A criminal carrying a reward of Rs 1.5 lakh on his head was arrested here Sunday, police said.Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: TV Journalist Dies Day After Flagging Liquor Mafia’s Threat, Cops Call it 'Road Accident'

Acting on a tip-off, Sarojini Nagar police and crime branch sleuths arrested Sameer alias Raka from near Transport Nagar metro station, the Lucknow Police said in a statement. Also Read - Dulhan ka Gussa: UP Bride Calls Off Wedding After Drunk Groom & 'Baaratis' Force Her to Dance, Misbehave With Relatives

A pistol, five cartridges and Rs 11,000 in cash were also recovered from the arrested person, it said. Also Read - High Drama: BJP MLA Lies Down on Road With Torn 'Kurta' in Hands, Accuses UP Cop of Beating Him | Watch

A number of cases pertaining to attempt to murder, bank robbery, dacoity and under the Arms Act were registered against the accused in Lucknow, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh and Gonda, police said, adding that he was sent to jail.

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