Berhampur: A dreaded criminal was arrested after an encounter by police at Dengapadar chhak on Hinjilicut-Seragada road in Ganjam district late on Monday night.
Criminal Jitu Swain alias Badal sustained bullet injuries on leg after encounter at Dengapadar chhak on Hinjilicut-Seragada road in the district late on Monday night.
Police was tipped off about his movement and frisked vehicles at Dengapadar chhak. While passing the traffic point, police intercepted Jitu who was travelling in a bike along with a pillion rider. He opened firing and tried to flee the spot.
In retaliation, police fired back at Jitu injuring him on his right leg. His associate, however, managed to give the cops a slip.
Police seized a mouser, mobile and a bike from his possession and later admitted Jitu to Berhampur MKCG Medical College and Hospital.
As many as 15 cases are pending against him in various police stations in Khurda, Bhubaneswar and Ganjam.
Ganjam police also had arrested two dreaded criminals Manoj Sahu and Biswajit Barik after encounter on October 26 in Chamakhandi of Ganjam district.