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Accused in Tata Steel official murder killed in police encounter in UP's Ghaziabad

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Ghaziabad/Lucknow, May 10 (PTI) An accused in the murder of a Tata Steel official was killed in an encounter in Ghaziabad district in the early hours of Friday, the Uttar Pradesh Police said.

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Vinay Tyagi, the India sales head of Tata Steel, was murdered on May 4.

The police said in a statement, "On May 10, a police team of Shalimar Garden police station (in Ghaziabad) was conducting checks for the wanted accused in view of the criminal incidents and was checking in Kanha premises of the police station area when suddenly two motorcyclists ran away fast. On being chased, the motorcycle slipped and fell in front of the closed gate of a building." The riders then opened fire at the police, leading to the cops retaliating in self-defence. One of the motorcyclists was injured in the police firing while the other fled, the statement added.

A police sub-inspector was also injured during the gunfire. They were both taken to the district hospital where the injured motorcyclist -- identified as Daksh -- was declared dead, the police said.

Daksh was wanted for the murder of Tyagi. A pistol, ammunition, a stolen motorcycle and Tyagi's mobile phone was seized from him, they added.

The accused had been booked under sections 302 (murder) and 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the Indian Penal Code. PTI NAV NAV SZM

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