Puri: Notorious criminal Jitendra Sahu alias Jitu was injured in an encounter by police on Pipili-Jatani road in the morning today.
Jitu, a resident of Abakash lane in Puri was returning to home from Nayagarh. On a tip off, a joint team of Kumbharpada and Pipili police stations intercepted him near Barimula square. Sensing trouble, Jitu first opened fire at police. In retaliation, police also exchanged fire in which Jitu sustained injuries before being captured.
A bike, pistol and two live bullets were seized from his possession.
Several criminal cases are pending against him at different police stations in Puri and neighboring areas.
He had allegedly killed his rival Sanjay Behera alias Para last month near Gundicha temple.