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MP: Criminal shot at in leg after he tries to flee from police custody

Ratlam (MP), Jan 25 (PTI) A criminal was injured after he was shot at in one of his legs by escorting police personnel when he tried to flee from their custody in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam district, an official said on Tuesday.

The criminal, identified as Akbar Ghosi, was taken into custody along with two others from Pratapgarh in Rajasthan on Monday in connection with an attempt to murder case registered last week.

The incident occurred on Monday evening when Ghosi was being taken to Nagda in MP to recover the vehicle used in the crime, Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Tiwari told reporters.

He said the escorting police personnel stopped their vehicle between Piploda and Jaora at Ghosi’s request to attend nature’s call.

“After getting down from the vehicle, he threw dust in the eyes of the police personnel and tried to snatch a service rifle from one of them. The policemen initially shot in the air as a warning but Ghosi refused to surrender, following which he was shot at in his leg,” the SP said.

He was admitted to a hospital and undergoing treatment.

The policemen accompanying Ghosi sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, he said.

Tiwari said at least eight cases were registered against Ghosi including murder and extortion.

Ghosi and his two associates were booked on January 21 after he fired at a vendor in the Manik Chowk police station area.

All the three accused were carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 each, police said. PTI ADU NSK NSK

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