26-year old UP Police constable killed in encounter; CM announces Rs 50 lakh compensation

26-year old UP Police constable killed in encounter; CM announces Rs 50 lakh compensation
Harsh Chaudhury

Amroha: Constable of Uttar Pradesh Police Harsh Chaudhary was martyred in an encounter on Sunday in Amroha.

Anand Kumar, Additional Director General (ADG), Law and Order, said the encounter ensued when a police party went in search of a criminal at Bachhraon in Amroha district. When the police asked the history-sheeter to surrender he hurled fire at the police in which constable Harsh sustained bullet injury. He was immediately rushed to TMU hospital Moradabad where he succumbed to his injuries during treatment.

In the retaliatory fire, the criminal Shivavtar also sustained bullet injury and later succumbed at the same hospital.

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“At about 7-8 in the evening on the basis of specific information the police team went to a tube-well located in Bachhraon area in search of a wanted criminal Shivavtar who has 19 criminal cases against him. When police asked him to surrender he fired on the police party in which one of our constables Harsh Chaudhary sustained bullet injury and was immediately rushed to the hospital where he died during the treatment,” Kumar said.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced compensation of Rs 40 lakh to the wife of 26-year old constable and Rs 10 lakh for his parents.

In addition, one government job for a family member has also been announced.

The deceased constable was a native of Hathras district. A state funeral would be accorded to him, police informed.

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