Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal was injured and nabbed in an encounter by police at Barimula under Pipili police limits in Puri district early this morning. Police also seized a pistol and a motorbike from him.
The criminal, identified as Jitendra Sahoo, has received bullet injuries in his right leg. He was allegedly involved in the Pipili Para murder case.
According to reports, Jitendra, when stopped by police at Barimula, opened fire at the cops and tried to flee away from the spot. Police retaliated with gunshots in which he was injured. He has been rushed to a local hospital.
Jitendra is a resident of Abakash Lane of Puri town.