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Escapee criminal killed in police encounter in Madhya Pradesh

BHOPAL: Sameer Jatt, a sharp-shooter and accused in six murder cases in Madhya Pradesh, who escaped from Aligarh court after firing on a head constable on Thursday afternoon, was killed in a police encounter in Gwalior late on Monday.

The encounter took place near Moti Talab area at 3 am, Inspector general (IG) Gwalior range Adarsh Katiyar said. “He had over 15 cases registered against him,” said the officer.

Earlier Jatt was arrested in a joint operation by MP Police and their UP counterparts on August 25 in 2012 near Sachin Tendulkar Marg in Gwalior.

He was wanted in connection with abduction of a businessman in Datia and several others cases in UP. He was shifted to central jail in Gwalior district, where he was wanted in four murder cases. He was reportedly helped in fleeing custody by his girlfriend with whom he was in regular contact from Gwalior jail.

During a surprise check on jail premises in July 2013, prison authorities had confiscated a phone from his possession. Call details record of phone revealed he had made 600 calls to people in Delhi and Rajasthan, including 188 calls to his girlfriend from two mobile sets, which were smuggled into his cell in Gwalior Central jail. Jail department confiscated 10 cell phones being used by jail inmates, including two from Jatt’s possession, during a surprise check, recently.

Jatt had made calls to areas like Haryana, Agra, Delhi and Rajasthan. Some other calls were traced to Bhind, Shjeopur and other parts of MP. He employed a trick to conceal cell phones. Mobiles phones were placed between two buckets placed one over the other.