Nayagarh: Dreaded criminal Chagala, a close aide of gangster Tito, was gunned down by Nayagarh police in an encounter at Nabaghanpur village under Sadar police limits here on Thursday late night.
However, two of Chagala’s associate managed to escape.
Chagala, who received bullet injuries in both his legs, was immediately rushed to the Nayagarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where he died.
The notorious criminal was planning a crime along with his associates when police raided the place at Nabaghanpur.
Acting on a tip off regarding Chagala’s movements, police executed the plan to nab him. Accordingly, police conducted raids at Nabaghanpur village. When Chagala and his associates noticed the police, they started firing at the latter. In retaliation, the cops too fired back, sources said.
Chagala received bullet injuries on both his legs and was rushed to the Nayagarh DHH initially, later he was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where he succumbed to his injuries.
Chagala has more than 50 cases of murder, extortion and bombing pending against him at different police stations across the State.
Police seized a country made pistol and two bullets from the spot.
On June 30, gangster Tito was arrested after a police encounter near Chandikhole.