Dreaded criminal injured in police firing in Ganjam

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Ganjam: A dreaded criminal was nabbed after sustaining bullet injuries in police firing near Dengapadar Chhak on Hinjilicut-Seragada road in Ganjam district late last night.

The injured criminal has been identified as Jitu Swain alias Badal (24) of Gangapur. Cops also seized a country-made pistol, one live bullet, a mobile phone and a bike from his possession.

A special squad was formed comprising IICs of Sheragada, Hinjili, Khalikote, and Patapur to apprehend the notorious criminal.

Acting on a tip-off, the Sheragada police intercepted Jitu and his associate at Dengapadar Chhak while they were travelling on a motorcycle.

Following this, the accused duo opened fire at the police in an attempt to flee the area.

In retaliation firing, Jitu sustained injuries on his right legs and was later nabbed by the cops, while his associate managed to give slip to the cops.

Jitu was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur for treatment.

According to police, many criminal cases including those of murder are pending against him at various police stations in Hinjili, Sheragada, Bhubaneswar, and Khurdha. He was also charged under the Arms Act.

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