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.