A man, wanted in over 30 criminal cases in Delhi and its neighbouring areas and carrying a Rs 1.25-lakh reward on his head, was killed in an encounter with police in Mumbai today.
The encounter took place around 11 AM at Airport Metro Hotel in suburban Andheri. The accused, identified as Sandeep Gadoli, received bullet injuries during exchange of fire with sleuths of Gurgaon City crime branch, a senior Mumbai Police officer said.
According to the officer, the crime branch team from Gurgaon arrived in Mumbai based on a tip-off that the accused was hiding at a hotel in Andheri.
As soon as the team barged into his room, Gadoli opened fire on them, following which the police retaliated in which he suffered bullet injuries.
He was later taken to a hospital for treatment where he was declared dead around 12.55 PM by doctors, the police officer said.
Two policemen were also injured in the face-off, he said.
Gadoli had 36 offences of serious nature registered against him in Delhi and some areas near the national capital, he said.