2 criminals killed in police encounter
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Last Updated: Friday, August 27, 2010, 20:41
Lucknow: Two criminals were on Friday killed in a police encounter in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya district.

Acting on a tip-off, police raided Aasta village and gheraoed the duo, who had kidnapped a person for ransom, following which the criminals started firing at them. In the retaliatory action, the two were killed.

"One of them, identified as Bablu Mallaha, was carrying a reward of Rs 15 thousand on his head," ADG (Law and Order) Brij Lal said.

The kidnapped man was also released from their custody, he said, adding that a gun, country made pistols and some cartridges were recovered from their possession.

Meanwhile, a 60-year-old one person was shot dead by his neighbour over a property dispute in Sadatganj area in the city, police said.

The police has arrested the accused and recovered the weapon used in the murder.


First Published: Friday, August 27, 2010, 20:41

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