Dreaded gangster Anil Dujana has been killed in an encounter with the UP police in Meerut on Thursday (4 May).
This comes weeks after the UP police gunned down gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed's son Asad during an encounter in Jhansi last month.
Later, Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were shot dead by three shooters.
The shooting took place while the duo was being taken to the Prayagraj Medical College for a medical scan on 15 April. They were shot when near the college itself.
The Yogi Adityanath-led government has launched a crackdown on all sorts of mafias and gangsters in the state.
After he was shot in the encounter with the UP Special Task Force (STF), Anil Dujana, who was known to terrorise people in Noida, Ghaziabad and other areas in Delhi-National Capital Region, was taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.
UP police had announced a cash reward of 75,000 on him. Dujana was arrested by Delhi Police last year in January.
Dujana was a resident of Dujana village in Gautam Buddha Nagar district, under Badalpur police station.
Dujana was released from jail just a week ago after getting bail in a murder case. Immediately after that, he started threatening one of the key witnesses in the murder case filed against him, NDTV reported citing sources.
Dujana had decided to kill the witness, they said, following which the STF moved in to arrest him.
During the operation, Dujana and his gang engaged the police, leading to a gunfight and his death, according to the sources.
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