Hardcore criminal injured in encounter, hospitalised

Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal was injured critically in an encounter by Commissionerate police here late last night. He was admitted to Capital hospital and later shifted to SCB medical College in Cuttack.

Notorious criminal Biju Jena, a resident of Ganjam, was planning to execute a major crime at Ghatikia area while special squad of the city police raided the area. Jena allegedly opened fire at police and the force retaliated him, DCP Satyabrat Bhoi said.

According to police, Jena was involved in gold loot from jewellery trader in Dumduma area and another loot incident in Lingaraj PS area.

Meanwhile, after questioning of Jena, cops have arrested six criminals and seized two mausers, four round of bullets, 800 grams gold, two motorcycles, one Tata Ventura vehicle and cash of Rs 91,000.