Two criminals killed in encounter in Dholpur

Jaipur: Two notorious criminals of Uttar Pradesh were on Thursday shot dead in an encounter with police in Dholpur in Rajasthan.

Three policemen were also injured in the encounter which took place in Badi area, police said.

"The accused Surendra and Lokesh were wanted in several cases and had been hiding in the area. Following a tip-off, our team surrounded and challenged them," Dholpur SP Rahul Prakash said.

"When they opened fire, the police party retaliated and in the exchange of fire, both the accused were killed and three policemen were injured. One of them is critical," he said.

Three pistols, a rifle and a hand grenade were recovered from the spot, he said.