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Odisha: Dreaded Criminal Jitu Injured, Nabbed In Cuttack Encounter

13 October 2019

Bikash Sharma

Cuttack: Notorious criminal Ajay Sahoo alias Jitu was injured and hence nabbed in an encounter at Choudwar here on Sunday.

Cuttack DCP Akhileshvar Singh, confirmed that Jitu, hailing from Cuttack's Chauliaganj, has been nabbed and search for three of his gang members is underway.

He said, “A few days ago, there was a murder during robbery attempt at Choudwar. One of the victims had succumbed at Cuttack SCB. We received information that Jitu and his gang are back in Choudwar for yet another dacoity.”

“When we attempted to nab them, they fired shots at us. In an exchange of fire, Jitu received injury on his right leg and was nabbed. A gun, live bullet and a motorcycle was seized. However his associates managed to escape”, he added.

DCP Singh informed that Jitu’s gang has been active in areas of Cuttack Rural, Dhenkanal, Chaudwar-Barang. He added that they are aware of 16 robbery cases against him and a detailed probe has been initiated.

Cuttack DCP Akhileshvar Singh