A gangster carrying a reward of Rs.50,000 for his capture was Wednesday gunned down by police in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district, an official said
Sanjay Yadav, wanted in over 12 criminal cases, including murder and abduction, was shot dead during a gun battle with the Special Task Force (STF) and the district police in Naini area. His accomplice managed to escape.
"Acting on a tip-off, we trapped Yadav and his aide. They started firing indiscriminately at the police," police inspector Ajai Seth told reporters in Allahabad, 200 km from here.
"While Yadav was killed in the retaliatory firing, his associate fled," he said.
According to police, 38-year-old Yadav was a native of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district.
Two firearms and several cartridges were recovered from his possession.