"We received a tip-off that Pradhan would be heading towards MB road. When stopped, Pradhan started firing at the police," said Deputy Police Commissioner Chinmoy Biswal.
Two police personnel were admitted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre with non life threatening injuries.
A pistol and carbine were also seized.
After assuming power last year, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had vowed to rid the state of criminal elements. He had warned gangsters to leave the state.
According to official data released by the Uttar Pradesh police, there have been 1,144 encounters in the state between March 20, 2017 and January 31, 2018.
Four policemen also lost their lives and 247 cops were injured. The encounters took place in Agra, Meerut, Lucknow, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, and Varanasi.
Meerut topped the list, where 22 criminals have been killed, 155 were injured, and 985 were arrested as a result of 449 encounters.
(With Inputs From IANS)
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