Dreaded criminal injured in encounter in Puri

Puri: Notorious criminal Sashi Nayak was arrested after a police encounter near Batamangla chak in Puri district on Saturday. Nayak has sustained a bullet injury on his left leg and is now undergoing treatment in Cuttack.

Earlier, acting on a tip-off, a team of the Town police station and the special squad of the district police had intercepted Nayak who was seen moving in Batagaon area in a suspicious manner.

Sensing trouble, Nayak opened fire at the policemen and the cops too retaliated in which he sustained a bullet injury in his leg. Later, Nayak was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Several cases of loot, extortion, attempt to murder, murder and other crimes are pending against Nayak at different police stations in the district. Nayak was also the main accused in Puri Market chak and Town Hall murder cases while his criminal antecedents are further being verified, police said.