Balrampur (UP): A wanted criminal, carrying a reward of Rs 50,000, was arrested following an encounter with police near Lachuiya dam, an official said Sunday. Also Read - Coronavirus: Day After CM Yogi's Visit, Noida Firm Sealed For Owner Not Disclosing Travel History

The encounter took place on Saturday night when Dharmendra Singh alias Suraj Singh (35) was surrounded by a police team, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said. Also Read - Gautam Buddh Nagar DM Applies For 'Leave' After UP CM Pulls Him Publicly Over 'Lapses' in COVID-19 Management

Dharmendra and constable Naseer sustained bullet injuries in the encounter. Both of them were rushed to a nearby hospital, where their condition was stated to be stable. Also Read - Every Little Deed Counts: This UP Cop Delivers Sweets to Elderly Man With Low Sugar | WATCH

The SP said the accused was wanted in connection with a number of cases of loot and dacoity in Gonda and Faizabad. More details awaited.