(Breaking NEWS VIDEO) Dacoit DADUA is Dead....
(Breaking NEWS) Dacoit DADUA is Dead....
>> Click on Play and wait 20 seconds to Load the Video..(BroadBand recommended)
New Delhi: Dreaded bandit Shiv Kumar Patel, alias Dadua - wanted in over 200 cases of murder, kidnapping and extortion - is reported to have been killed in an encounter with the UP Police's Special Task Force late on Saturday night.
According to STF officials, 56-year-old Dadua and four of his gang members were also killed in the shootout at the Markundi forest of UP’s Chitrakoot District.
Dadua had been operating in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh for over two decades.
His favourite haunt was the Bundelkhand region in UP.
While he always avoided coming out in public, he was an unseen force in the state politics.
Dadua had issued a diktat to the people of Bundelkhand asking them to support the Samajwadi Party in the recent Assembly polls.
His son Bal Kumar is also an active member of the Samajwadi Party.
Police had announced a Rs-5 lakh award on Dadua.
Along with Dadua, his close associate Chota Patel, carrying a reward of Rs. 20,000, and Angad were also killed, the police official said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has declared a reward of Rs. one lakh each to the members of the police team which liquidated the gang, official sources said in Lucknow.