Notorious criminal Bijay Nayak nabbed in Kendrapara

Kendrapara: Continuing its crackdown on anti-socials, Kendrapara police today nabbed dreaded criminal and sharp shooter Bijay Nayak after an exchange of fire near Kajala area of the district. This is the fourth such encounter by police in last two months in the district.

Acting on a tip-off about Bijay’s return to his ancestral house at Berhampur in Bilikana area late Tuesday night, a team of Sadar police and special squad intercepted the criminal on NH-5.

After coming face to face with the cops, Bijay opened fire at the police in a bid to escape, however, the cops retaliated and managed to nab Bijay after shooting him on his left leg.

Bijay sustained two bullet injuries on his left leg and was initially admitted to District Headquarter Hospital and later shifted to Cuttack SCB.

Police have recovered a CBZ motorcycle, mouser gun, fake voter id and Aadhaar proof from Bijay’s possession.

A police source said Bijay is one of the accused in sensational Sheikh Suleman murder case in 2009 and was also an associate of gangster Tito. He is wanted in over 100 cases including that of murder, robbery, bank dacoity, loot, kidnapping, smuggling of arms in several areas of Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Bhubaneswar, Puri and Kolkata.