2 criminals killed in police encounter

Two criminals were on Friday killed in a police encounter in Uttar Pradesh`s Auraiya district.

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.

PTI

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