Notorious criminal killed in police encounter

Jagatsinghpur: A notorious criminal involved in many cases including extortion, murder and theft was gunned down by police near Chandagarh under Jagatsinghpur police limits late Sunday night.
 
Acting on a tip-off, police conducted raid near the area where wanted criminal Prakash Swain alias Dhuna along with his seven accomplices were planning to execute a big crime in the town. However, the criminal gang opened fire before police attempted to arrest them. In retaliation, police also attacked the gang in which Dhuna died. However, seven other accomplices were able to escape, police said.
 
Many cases are pending in different police stations against the deceased criminal, they added.