Dreaded criminal Sheikh Mehtab injured in police encounter

Kendrapara: Dreaded criminal Sheikh Mehtab was injured in a police encounter near Kendrapara-Gandakhia road here on Tuesday. Mehtab, who sustained a bullet injury during exchange of fire with police, has been admitted to hospital in a critical condition.

Acting on a tip off, a team of Sadar Police and special squad intercepted Mehtab and one of his accomplices near the Kendrapara-Gandakhia road but the criminals open fired at the cops. Police personnel retaliated and a bullet hit the right knee of Mehtab.

However, the accomplice of Mehtab manged to give police a slip. Later, police seized one 9mm pistol, Rs 2000 cash and a mobile phone from Mehtab’s possession.

As per reports, around 40 cases are reportedly pending against Mehtab at different police stations in Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Jagasinghpur districts.