A history-sheeter with multiple cases of armed robbery, dacoity, attempt to murder and murder registered against him was killed in an encounter with police in Tulinj area of Palghar district, Maharashtra on Monday.
The incident took place around 3 pm when policemen from the local crime branch of Palghar police acting on a tip-off tried to apprehend Govind Rana a wanted criminal in Radha Nagar area of Tulinj near Nalasopara.
Rana was spotted by a police sub-inspector from the local crime branch who told him to surrender but Rana armed with a chopper attacked the police party.
Police constable Mangesh Sakpal was stabbed by Rana. He also tried attacking another sub-inspector Nitin Vichare and policeman Mahesh Chavan.
Sakpal shot Rana in self-defence using his service revolver. Rana was shot in the hip and another hit him in the chest. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.
Constable Sakpal has been admitted to a nearby hospital where doctors have said that his condition was fine, the official added. Rana was previously arrested in suburban Kandivali in an Arms Act case in 2014 and also has another case registered against him in Worli police station.