Two criminals killed in encounter in UP

December 20th, 2008 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Dec 20(IANS) The Lucknow police shot dead two criminals in an encounter here late Friday night, officials said.”The criminals were on a Hero Honda Splendor bike and opened fire on a police inspector when he tried to stop them during a routine vehicle check”, Lucknow police chief Akhil Kumar told IANS from the spot.

A patrolling police team followed them and the criminals were shot dead in the subsequent exchange of fire, he added.

The incident took place in the Hassanganj locality near the Pukka bridge at around 11.30 p.m., Kumar said.

The criminals were yet to be identified and a revolver, a Mauser pistol, and a diary were recovered from the site of the encounter.

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