Lucknow : A man who was wanted in nearly two dozen criminal cases and was absconding for the last 15 years was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanshi Ram district after a shootout and a gun and several live cartridges were seized from him, the police said Friday.
“Acting on a tip-off, we arrested Chandra Pal in Sahavarpur town in Kanshi Ram district,” police inspector Ratendra Singh told IANS over phone.
With nearly 24 criminal cases pending against him in different police stations of the state, Pal was arrested Thursday night after a shootout on Bodar road, he said. Kanshi Ram district is about 350 km from here.
Pal was also involved in criminal activities in neighbouring states, including Uttaranchal and Madhya Pradesh, the police alleged.