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UP: 1 criminal, 1 cop killed in Mau encounter

Apr 18, 2012 06:32 PM IST India India
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Mau (Uttar Pradesh): One police inspector and one criminal have been killed in a gunfight in Mau in Uttar Pradesh. The encounter started when a group of four criminals fired at the police party, which had cornered them in Chiriyakot in Mau on Wednesday evening.

One police constable has also been injured in the encounter. The criminals have taken shelter in a house and are holding the family as hostage.

Uttar Pradesh Inspector General (Law and Order) BP Singh said that the encounter was still going on and a commando force has been called from Varanasi.

The killed inspector is Govind Singh.