Ramesh Jena aide injured in encounter; arrested

Berhampur: Police on Friday arrested Jitu Sethi, a dreaded criminal and one of the close associates of former Congress legislator Ramesh Jena from Gopalpur area here.

Acting on a tip off, a special police team raided a thatched house in Dhabaleswar area under Gopalpur police limits. When he saw police zeroing in on him, Sethi fired three gunshots at them.

Police fired back at Sethi injuring him. He was immediately rushed to MKCG medical college and hospital in Berhampur for treatment. Doctors treating him said his condition is stable.

Sethi is wanted in as many as 14 criminal cases, including murder and loot, by the Gopalpur and Berhampur police.