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Five of dacoit gang shot

NOTORIOUS DACOIT Kharag Singh Yadav and his four accomplices were on Sunday gunned down during a police encounter in the forest in Satna district?s Nayagaon, Chitrakoot area. (Another agency report said that gang was eliminated in Panchmedha area of Uttar Pradesh.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2006 13:09 IST
Agencies

NOTORIOUS DACOIT Kharag Singh Yadav and his four accomplices were on Sunday gunned down during a police encounter in the forest in Satna district’s Nayagaon, Chitrakoot area. (Another agency report said that gang was eliminated in Panchmedha area of Uttar Pradesh.

A policeman and a shepherd girl were also seriously injured in the cross firing, police sources said. Acting on a tip off, a police party surrounded the gang who opened fire at them, police said adding that in the ensuing encounter five gang members were killed.

Superintendent of Police Sajid Fareed Shapoo and other police officials left for the site on receiving information. The identity of other deceased dacoits was yet to be ascertained.

First Published: Jan 16, 2006 13:09 IST