A team of 20 cops led by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Sonipat Rahul Dev, apparently shot back after the goons opened fire at them. Kannu was hit by two bullets after which the others surrendered themselves.The injured gangster was taken to a local hospital at Talwandi where the doctors referred him to Bathinda for further treatment. He succumbed to his injuries midway. Those who have been arrested by the police are Deepak alias Ford, Rohit alias Neetu, Rakesh and Bhola Singh. While Rakesh is Kannu’s cousin, Deepak and Neetu are from his village. Bhola Singh is a native of Bathinda and facing several drugs-related cases.Dev told reporters after the encounter that they had intercepted the phone call from Kannu and came to know of his presence in Bathinda. But when the cops reached the village, he fired at the police party from his 9 mm pistol leading to the encounter. The cops have recovered six weapons, including a .315 bore gun, a revolver, a .32-bore pistol and a .12 bore gun with 54 cartridges.
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