According to official sources, STF has killed a member of Thokia gang today in an encounter at Anusuiya Ashram here. The identity of the slain dacoit is yet to be ascertained.
Thokia had been booked for murder, loot and other such 40 cases. He was also wanted for murdering four police personnels.
Alike Dadua, Thokia also managed to hide from police for long due to the political support.
Thokia's mother also unsuccessfully tried her luck in the recent state Assembly election on Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) ticket from Naraini area of Banda district.