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 - Ambulance Rates Capped In Noida; Rs 2,500 For 10 KM Those With Ventilator/Bi-pap Support. Check Details

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 - UP Witnessing Decline In COVID Cases, Fighting Pandemic Effectively, Says CM Yogi Adityanath

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 - Two Lionesses Test Covid Positive At Etawah Safari Park In Uttar Pradesh, Kept In Isolation

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.