Gangster in police escort killed as speeding car overturns in MP

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A gangster was killed when a car of Uttar Pradesh Police team escorting him to Lucknow from Mumbai overturned. Representational image.

Bhopal: A gangster who was in police escort was killed as the car in which he was travelling overturned. A Uttar Pradesh Police team has been escorting him to Lucknow from Mumbai. The vehicle overturned in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district, a police official said on Monday.

Four others, including two policemen, were also injured in the accident. The incident took place at around 6 am on Sunday on Gwalior-Betul National Highway near Chanchoda.

A team from Thakurganj police station in Lucknow had nabbed Feroz Khan, an accused under the Gangster Act, from Nallasopara area of Maharashtra’s Palghar district adjoining Mumbai, Guna Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said.

The police team, along with the gangster was on way to Lucknow when the car overturned due to high speed.

After overturning, the car fell on the other side of the road, he said. Khan died on the spot.

The injured are admitted to Rajgarh district hospital, the official said.

A relative of the gangster was also accompanying the police, for identification purpose, he said.

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