Cuttack: Commissionerate police detained notorious criminal Budhia Das after an encounter near CDA Sector 13 area here in Odisha last night. Budhia is an associate of gangster Sayed Usman Ali Khan alias Tito, police said.
A police constable, Biswajit Samantray has also sustained an injury in the encounter, police added.
The criminal, who suffered a bullet injury on his right leg, has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital here. His condition is said to be stable.
Based on a tip-off about Budhia’s presence in CDA Sector 13 area, a team of Commissionerate police swung into action and raided the place. Seeing the cop, Budhia opened fire at them in a bid to escape. In retaliation, the police too fired and the criminal was hit in his leg.
Police seized one country-made pistol, two live ammunition from his possession.