Bomb hurling at PCR Van: Another miscreant nabbed after encounter in Cuttack

Cuttack: Continuing crackdown on anti-social elements, police today nabbed a notorious criminal identified as Basir Khan alias Juga after an encounter at Brahmanjharilo in the district.

Juga was involved in multiple criminal cases including one bomb hurling at a PCR van on Friday in Kurunti village in Cuttack, informed Police.

Acting on a tip off about Juga’s presence, a special squad of Sadar police station conducted raids at various places of Brahmanjharilo area late on Monday night.

Finding police on the spot, Juga opened fire and tried to flee the spot, but police retaliated and fired shots at the criminal.

Juga who reportedly received injuries on his right leg, has been shifted to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital. Police have also recovered three bombs and a mobile from his possession.

Earlier on Sunday night, Juga’s associate Kabua who was also involved in the Kurunti bomb hurling incident was arrested after an encounter at Kothapatana in Cuttack.