Cuttack: Continuing its crime crackdown exercise, the Commissionerate Police arrested another dreaded criminal Ashok Behera alias Tutuni after an encounter on Friday night. Ashok’s arrest was made a day after the arrest of notorious criminals and Tito gang members Alekh Routray and Kala Babu.
With specific tip-off, a special team of Choudwar police raided some hideouts in the city and reached the criminal. Sensing trouble, Ashok opened fire at police to which the security forces also retaliated. He sustained bullet injuries on leg and was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, said a senior police official.
A pistol and live bullets have been recovered from his possession.
Yesterday, Tito gang members Alekh Routray and Kala Babu who were allegedly involved in the attack on suspected terror operative Abdul Rehman’s brother Tahir, were also injured in police encounter.