The Punjab police have shot dead wanted criminals Vicky Gounder and Prema Lahoriya in an encounter on Friday evening. The two criminals were wanted in the Nabha jailbreak of 2016. While Vicky Gounder was accused to be the mastermind of the infamous jailbreak, the other killed in the encounter was his associate. The two were shot dead in Muktsar village near Punjab-Rajasthan border. Two policemen have also sustained injuries in the operation. Wanted criminals Vicky Gounder & Prema Lahoriya shot dead in an encounter with #Punjab Police — ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2018 × Wanted criminal Vicky Gounder, accused to be the mastermind of Nabha Jailbreak 2016, killed along with his associate Prema Lahoriya by Punjab Police this evening at Punjab-Rajasthan border near Muktsar village. Two policemen injured in the encounter — ANI (@ANI) January 26, 2018 × Ten gunmen had stormed into a jail in Punjab on November 27, 2016, and freed six men. Vickey Gounder was one of the convicts who was freed in the operation. The gunmen also freed Khalistan Liberation Force chief Harminder Singh Mintoo. The men who entered the jail wearing police uniforms, fired over 100 rounds at jail authorities after they stormed into the premises.