Dreaded criminal Jitu Swain nabbed after police encounter

Berhampur: Continuing crackdown on criminals across Ganjam district, police have nabbed another hardcore criminal Jitu Swain alias Badal after an encounter at Dengapadar chhak on Hinjilicut-Seragada road in the district late on Monday night.

Acting on a tip off on the movement of the criminal, police set up a check post at Dengapadar chhak and intensified vehicle inspection.

Subsequently, after finding police on the spot, Jitu who was passing through the area on a bike along with his aide opened firing and tried to flee the spot.

In retaliation, police fired back at Jitu injuring him on his right leg. His associate, however, managed to give the cops a slip.

Police seized a mouser, mobile and a bike from his possession and later admitted Jitu to Berhampur MKCG Medical College and Hospital.

The notorious criminal is wanted in as many as 15 cases in Khurda, Bhubaneswar and Ganjam.

Earlier on October 26, two dreaded criminals Manoj Sahu and Biswajit Barik were arrested following a police encounter in Chamakhandi of Ganjam district.