Cuttack: Dreaded criminal Shankar alias Dipak Nayak of Ranihat Gopalsahi sustained bullet injuries in a police encounter in Cuttack City this evening. This was informed by the Cuttack DCP Pinak Mishra.
Acting on a tip-off regarding the possession and transportation of firearm by Deepak, police intercept him at around 8.30 PM. Instead of stopping, he challenged and opened fire at the police team in Bhuasunipadia with the intention to kill the police team members.
Soon, the police team exercising their right to private defence opened controlled fire on the criminal in order to immobilize him. In the process, he sustained a bullet injury on his left leg.
One pistol with ammunition has been seized from the possession of Shankar, who is a history sheeter.
Police arrested the accused person and admitted him at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Police seized a gun from his possessions.