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Odisha: Encounter By Sambalpur Police, Notorious Criminal Injured

02 September 2019


Sambalpur: In yet another successful attempt at curbing crime, a joint operation by Dhanupali Police and Special Squad left hardcore criminal Musim Akhtar aka Bittu injured. The exchange of fire took place at about 5.20 am on Monday.

The Police acted based on a tip-off which mentioned presence of two wanted criminals near the City Railway Station. A special squad along with Dhanupali Police conducted a raid. In an attempt to escape, Bittu fired two rounds of shots at the Police. In retaliation the Police fired one round with clear intention of nabbing him.

The encounter left Bittu injured and hence incapacitated. The Police nabbed him and seized one 9 mm Pistol, one live round, one fired case, one mobile phone and ?4000 cash. One ASI also suffered minor injuries due to the exchange of fire. Both of them have been admitted to nearest hospital for treatment.

The other criminal, however, managed to escape unhurt from the scene. Special efforts to nab the other criminal are on.

There are about 15 cases pending against Bittu, 32, at several Police stations in Sambalpur district. Successful encounters like this sends a clear message to other criminals.