Dreaded criminal held after encounter in Kendrapara

KalingaTV News Network

Kendrapara: Launching a crackdown on history-sheeters in the district, Kendrapra Police arrested wanted criminal Pratap Sahu alias Bibhu following an encounter near Jamunabad village under Patkura police limits last night.

The encounter took place after Kendrapara Police got a tip-off on the presence of Bibhu, late in the night. A special squad of Kendrapara Police conducted the raid at Jamunabad Square on Patkura Road where he had been spotted.

Surrounded by cops from all sides the criminal made a desperate bid to escape and opened fire at the police. As police retaliated he sustained bullet injury on both of his legs and was nabbed.

Police seized one pistol, three rounds of live bullets and an empty cartridge from the possession of the arrested criminal.

Bibhu has been admitted to Kendrapara DHH following the encounter.

Police said, Bibhu (46), a resident of Bhagabanpur village of the district has over 30 criminal cases including bombing, firing, extortion and torching of a JCB machine pending against him at different police stations in Kendrapara and Cuttack districts.

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