Lakhisarai: Five members of a gang were killed in an encounter with police in Bihar’s Lakhisarai district in the wee hours on Friday. Acting on specific information that gangster Mukesh Singh, wanted in at least 12 criminal cases, was taking shelter in a hideout at Tinanwa Diara near Barahia, the special task force of Bihar police raided it and asked gang members to surrender but were fired upon, official sources said.

In the ensuing encounter, Mukesh and four of his associates were killed. An AK 47 assault rifle and some other weapons were recovered from the scene, sources said.