Bhubaneswar: Dreaded criminal Sukadeb Behera aka Suka sustained bullet injuries on his leg in a police encounter at Dhauli area late on Thursday night.
Acting on a tip off, special squad of commissionerate police raided Dhauli area where Suka was hatching a plan to commit a crime in the area.
When the police tried to nab Suka, he opened two rounds of fire at the police. In reply, the police fired at Suka in which he sustained bullet injuries on his right leg, police sources said.
The police also seized one pistol and two live bullets from the possession of Suka.
Suka was first admitted to Capital hospital and later shifted to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack, sources in police informed.
As many as 8 criminal cases are pending against Suka at a number of police stations. Police also suspects Suka’s involvement in a loot from four morning walkers that took place on December 28.