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Arunachal: Notorious criminal wanted in murder of senior cop killed; CM appreciates police

Itanagar, Jan 18 (UNI) Tagyung Yangfo, against whom multiple cases were registered including murdering Deputy SP Bomto Kamdak in 2016, succumbed to bullet injuries after the police party opened fire at him in self-defence on Saturday in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.
On receiving information from reliable sources that wanted Tagyung Yangfo, carrying a cash reward of Rs five lakh was hiding in Dirang area in West Kameng district, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising of SP (SIT) Navdeep Singh Brar, Inspectors T Bage and Inspector Ashok Taying, SI Wangsu and others raided Khamkhar Nala in Dirang this morning at around 0830 hrs, a senior police official told reporters here this evening.
During the raid, Tagyung’s wife was found from the spot and 12 bore gun and gun making material was recovered from the hideout at Rama Camp area, Jimmy Chiram said.
The police official said on further search, the accused was located at Khamkar Nala nearby and was asked to surrender before police but he drew his pistol and started firing following which one bullet hit the BP jacket of SP (SIT) who was leading the team.
Further, he was chased down and the police party opened fire in self-defence. During firing, he was injured and immediately taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead, he added.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pema Khandu in a tweet said, “Appreciate gallant efforts of State police in bringing to task Tagyung Yangfo in retaliatory firing by SIT led by SP Dr NS Brar. SIT was trying to nab him in connection to the murder of Dy SP Bomto Kamdak. A remarkable feat by state police under the leadership of DGP RP Upadhyaya.”
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