Notorious criminal held after encounter in Pipili

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Puri: Continuing with its crackdown on history-sheeters, police arrested a notorious criminal following an encounter in Nijigarh area under Pipili police limits in the district on Saturday.

The held criminal has been identified as Sarbeswar Behera (33), a resident of Baseli Sahi area in Puri Town.

The encounter took place near Birla Junction in Pipili after police got a tip-off on Sarbeswar’s whereabouts last night and conducted a raid. A team of Pipili Police tried to intercept the bike on which the accused was traveling along with an aide identified as Rajeash Patra on the pillion seat. However, the accused opened fire at the cops in a bid to escape and sustained bullet injury on his left leg and was caught.

Cops seized one 9 mm pistol, two live bullets, two mobile phones along with the bike from the possession of the arrested criminal. However, his aide managed to flee from the spot.

Police rushed Sarbeswar to Puri DHH from where he was shifted to SCB Medical in Cuttack due to deteriorating condition.

Police said, Sarbeswar was on police’s radar since he fired at Puri Gokhasahi Councilor Satyabhama Behera on April 21 over the past enmity. Satyabhama sustained leg injury in the attack.

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