Dreaded criminal injured in police encounter in Cuttack

Cuttack: Continuing with the crackdown on history-sheeters in the district, police arrested dreaded criminal Ajay Sahu alias ‘Jitu’ following an encounter in Choudwar area here today.

Acting upon a tip-off on the whereabouts of Jitu, a joint team of Choudwar Police and the Special Squad of Commissionerate Police launched the raid in the morning and tried to nab him. However, he opened fire at the cops in a bid to escape and got stuck with a bullet fired by them in retaliation, on his right leg.

After arresting the criminal subsequently, police seized a gun and a live bullet from his possession.

Jitu has been rushed to SCB Medical for treatment post the encounter and his condition is stated to be out of danger.

The held criminal has a number of cases pending against him under various police stations, said police.

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