Azamgarh (UP), Dec 29 (PTI) A criminal carrying a cash reward on his head was arrested following an encounter in which a head constable was also injured today, police said. Also Read - UP Panchayat Election 2021: 4 Zonal Magistrates Issued Show-cause Notice Ahead of Upcoming Polls. Here's Why

Police chased motorcyclists who did not stop for a routine checking being carried out by the Jiyanpur Kotwali police in the town this morning, SP Ajay Kumar Sahni said. Also Read - Here's The Case in Which Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Name Has Been Dragged

Cornered, the two youth on the motorcycle opened fire injuring head constable Sahdeo Ram, the SP said. Also Read - 'Not 1, But 2 Made in India Vaccines': Modi in Interaction With Covid Vaccinators in Varanasi | Top Points

In the retaliatory action, one of the youths also sustained injuries while the other managed to escape taking advantage of fog.

The injured was identified as Anil Pasi, who was carrying a cash reward of Rs. 25,000 on his head.

He was referred to Varanasi for treatment while the head constable was admitted to the district hospital here.

A pistol and some cartridges were recovered from the arrested criminal who was wanted in cases lodged against him in Jaunpur, Azamgarh and Ghazipur, the SP added.PTI COR SAB DV

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.