PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Bhopal, February 17, 2006
Dreaded dacoit Gulbadan Pandey and a member of his gang were shot dead in an encounter with police in Panna district of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, police personnel had surrounded the hideout of the dacoits in Kudar forest areas near Dharampur village since last night, according to Panna Superintendent of Police RK Marathe.
The dacoit gang opened fire at police who retaliated, killing the gang leader Gulbadan, who carried Rs 27,000 reward on his head and another dacoit Barelal Jadav this afternoon.
A rifle, a crude pistol and some cartridges were recovered from the site, police said adding that 14 criminal cases related to murder, dacoity, loot and abduction were pending against Gulbadan in Lanna and Satna districts and Danda in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.