Dreaded criminal nabbed after gunfight in Jeypore


Jeypore: Intensifying crackdown on history-sheeters, Jeypore police nabbed a dreaded criminal Jitu Kana after an encounter here on Tuesday. However, his associate managed to give police a slip during the encounter.

Acting on a tip-off about the criminal’s movement, Jeypore Town police intercepted Jitu alias Siba Shankar Sahoo along with his aide near Jeypore bypass road in the wee hours today when the duo was allegedly trying to loot a commuter.

A police team led by inspector-in-charge Baleshwar Gidhi tried to nab to them, but they opened two rounds of fire at the cops in a bid to escape the spot. In retaliation, the police fired two rounds of bullet and managed to apprehend him.

One country made pistol, two live bullets and two empty cartridges were seized from his possession.

According to Jeypore police, the arrested accused is involved in nine criminal cases under this police limits and had managed to escape during an encounter on August 18.

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