Gangster shot dead in police encounter

Samastipur: The Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday shot dead a dreaded gangster Pramod Yadav in an encounter near Salha village in Bihar's Samastipur district, a police officer said.

Yadav was shot dead in a retaliatory firing by the STF personnel after he had fired upon the cops in a bid to escape, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Daljit Singh said.

A carbine, a pistol and several ammunitions were seized from the gangster, the SP said.