Mau: A notorious criminal, who had a bounty of Rs one lakh on his head, was shot dead in an encounter with police, here in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Police here said that in a operation launched by the Mau district police, criminal Lalu Yadav alias Vinod Yadav was shot dead in an encounter with police at Wahadgram village under Sarailkhansi police station area at around 0330 hours.
The deceased criminal was moving on a motorcycle along with his accomplice when they were challenged by the police. The criminals too opened fire in which some policemen were hit but as they were wearing bullet proof jacket, no injury was reported.
The accomplice managed to escape but police recovered a pistol , cartridges and the motorcycle.
There were at least 82 cases of murder, kidnapping and other serious crime against the deceased.