Amroha: A constable of Uttar Pradesh Police and a notorious criminal were killed during an encounter in Amroha on Sunday night. Also Read - Mission Shakti: UP Govt Sets up 'Pink Patrol' to Maximise Women Safety, Will be Operational 24*7

The encounter took place in Indrapur village which comes under the jurisdiction of Bachhraon police station. Constable Harsh Chaudhary, 26, died of bullet injuries after a gunfight with the criminal, identified as Shiv Avtar. Also Read - Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Slams UP Govt Over Rising Incidents of Crime Against Women in State

Later, the criminal was also shot in retaliatory firing. He succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. Also Read - Uddhav Thackeray's Indirect Attack on Yogi Adityanath: Move to Shift Film Industry Will Not be Tolerated

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced ex-gratia of Rs 40 lakh to the wife and Rs 10 lakh for the parents of the deceased constable. Also, a government job has been promised to one of his family members.

Reports say the UP Police, in the first 16 months of the Yogi Adityanath government, recorded more than 3,000 encounters in which at least 78 criminals were gunned down.