Noida: Wanted cop-turned-gangster killed in police encounter

By Avishek Dubey
Photo: Graphics by Akash Mishra
Posted: Apr 23, 2018

In a joint operation conducted by UP and Haryana STF (Special Task Force), notorious gangster Balraj Bhati was killed in Sector 49 police station area. Unfortunately, two of his gang members were able to escape during the encounter.

Two head constables of Gurgaon STF, Rajkumar and Bhupinder, were injured in the encounter, but are now out of danger. A seven-year-old child and a civilian were also injured in the firing.

Acting on a tip off, the police reached the spot. According to an officer, around 80 rounds of firing happened on either side.

The police of three states — Haryana, Delhi, UP — had been trying to capture Bhatti for a long time. He was wanted for murder, robbery, gang wars and kidnappings. The three states had jointly announced a bounty of Rs 2.5 lakh on his name — Haryana and Delhi Rs 1 lakh each and UP Rs 50,000. He was wanted in more than six counts of murder.

Last year too, the police had tried to nab the gangster near Gurgaon, but he was successful in escaping with his gang members.

Before entering the life of crime, Bhati was a constable in Delhi police. He was an accused in a murder case while in service. After being employed by the Delhi police, he became active in the crime world.

Soon, he became a close aide of the infamous gangster, Sunder Bhati. Balraj took over the gang after Sunder was put behind bars.

Balraj Bhati, who was killed during the encounter 

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