Panna: Dreaded dacoit Kalla Yadav was arrested along with an accomplice after an exchange of fire with the police at Banhari village here, police said on Tuesday.
Kalla, wanted in connection with around 25 cases was held yesterday. He carried a reward of Rs 25000 for arrest.
On credible information that a dacoit was hiding in the sugarcane fields in the village, a police team led by Superintendent of Police, Vineet Khanna headed for place.
The entire village was cordoned of and the dacoits were asked to surrender but instead they began firing, police said.
After an exchange of fire, Kalla and one of his associates Bitwa Yadav were arrested while a third accomplice managed to escape.