Rojalin Mishra

Bolangir: A dreaded criminal Babul Mahanand was arrested following an encounter by Titlagarh Police on Saturday. Babul, who has sustained a bullet injury on his leg, is now undergoing treatment at VSS Medical College & Hospital in Burla.

Acting on a tip-off regarding the movement of the criminal, Titlagarh Police had conducted a raid. However, after seeing the cops, Babul opened fire with a country-made pistol.

Later, the police team retaliated with gunshots in which Babul was injured.

According to police, Babul was involved in the loot of Rs 3 lakh from a businessman at Saintala. Over 12 criminal cases are pending against Babul in Titlagarh and different other police stations.

“The police team managed to nab Babul after chasing him. During the encounter, he suffered bullet injuries on his right leg and feet” said Titlagarh SDPO (Sub Divisional Police Officer) Saroj Mohapatra.