Odisha Police arrest Jharkand based Contract Killer after brief encounter

KalingaTV News Network

Bhanjanagar: In a major breakthrough, Odisha Police have arrested a contract killer from Jharkhand following a brief encounter here on Friday. The criminal, identified as Bablu Paswan, sustained bullet injuries in his two legs.

Speaking to media persons, Ganjam SP Ashis Singh said, the contract killer was hired to kill an under trial prisoner who was to be produced before the court today. He reached the town with two other accomplices.

On the basis of intelligence inputs, police pickets were deployed at several places in the town. When the police personnel intercepted a vehicle on suspicion near Nidhiapalli area, the miscreants began firing towards police. However, the police team retaliated and overpowered the contract killer.

His two aides managed to flee the spot, but hours later, the police succeeded to arrest one of absconded aides of Bablu Paswan, identified as Jitendra Naik of Rourkela, near Gajalbadi area under Tarasingh Police Station limits following another encounter.

Jitendra is involved in several crimes including a murder case in Sundergarh district, police said. Meanwhile, a man haunt has been launched to nab the other aide of Bablu Paswan.

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