Criminal nabbed after police encounter in Cuttack

Cuttack: Commissionerate police on Friday night arrested a notorious criminal after an encounter.

The accused identified as Anil Behera alias Chiku, who suffered a bullet injury on his leg, has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital. His condition is said to be stable.

Sources said Chiku was wanted by Purighat police in connection with a loot case.

Acting on a tip-off regarding Chiku’s movement, a police team conducted a raid in Nuapada area. However, sensing trouble Chiku first opened fired at the police team.

Later the police team also retaliated with gun shots and subsequently managed to nab Chiku.

Police seized a pistol, two rounds of bullets and a mobile phone from Chiku’s possession while further investigation is on.