Two criminals killed in U.P. encounter

Two criminals, wanted in 17 cases and carrying a cash reward of Rs. 50,000 each, were killed on Saturday in a police encounter in which three policemen were also injured.

Acting on a tip off about presence of the dacoits, police teams from Ramnagar and Tikatinagar surrounded the area near Silauti bridge under Ramnagar police station area in the wee hours, Superintendent of Police, V.P Srivasatav said.

The dacoits opened fire on the police party which retaliated in self defence, gunning down Mushir of Unnao and Ibrahim of Kanpur, the SP said.

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