Prayagraj, Aug. 5 -- Crime Branch and Shahganj police nabbed a notorious gangster Shahrukh alias Shera, who had once issued threats to Bollywood actor Salman Khan for refusing to give him a chance in his movies, police said.

Shera had recently also opened fire on his opponents and was evading arrest along with his gang members. Shera, who carried a of Rs.25000, was nabbed along with his accomplice. They were carrying a country made pistol and ammunition, police said.

SP (Crime) Ashutosh Mishra said a team of crime branch and Shahganj police on a tip off laid a trap near Railway Colony on Leader road and tried to intercept the two riding a scooty. However, they opened fire on the police team.

The duo tried to flee but fell in a pit. They...