Lucknow (UP), Aug 09 (ANI): A reward carrying criminal was shot dead in an encounter with police in Lucknow on August 09. Encounter took place in Sarojni Nagar area. Criminal was an accused in BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai’s murder. He was a shooter in Mukhtar Ansari’s gang. Rakesh Pandey carried a reward amount of Rs 1 lakh.