The most wanted criminal Anandpal Singh, who was on the run for last 30 months, was killed in an encounter with Rajasthan Police commandos late on Saturday.

Anandpal Singh, who had Rs 5 lakh bounty on his head, was hiding in his aid-- Shravan Singh’s house in the Malasar village of Churu.

The Police encounter took place around 11:30 PM on Saturday. During the encounter, Anandpal and his two aides fired some 100 rounds of bullets on Policemen who were surrounding his house.  Two Policemen inspector Suryaveer Singh and Sohan Singh were also injured, Suryaveer Singh had a fracture in his hand while Sohan Singh sustained bullet injuries.

Hours before the encounter, a Special Operations Group (SOG) team had arrested his two brothers Devendra alias Guttu and Vikki from Haryana’s Sirsa.

During the interrogation, his brothers told police that Anandpal was hiding in Sharawan Singh’s house in Malasar village of Churu district. After the information, a team led by additional SP Karan Sharma immediately rushed to the Malasar.

The police surrounded his house but after knowing the presence of cops around his house, Anandpal and his aides climbed to the roof and started firing from an AK-47 rifle.

Anandpal had fled from the police custody on September 3, 2015, while he was being taken to Ajmer high-security jail from a court hearing in Nagaur’s Ladanu town.


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