Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (LocalWire) At least 12 criminals were arrested in 10 encounters at different places in Cuttack city this year, police said on Monday.
In the first encounter of 2018 in the city, the police arrested dreaded criminal Budhia alias Trilochan Nayak on January 4 from Gopalpur area under Sadar police limits.
The force opened fire at Sunil aka Soumya Ranjan Sahu on January 11 that led to his arrest.
In another drive, the police arrested Gurucharan Patra of Chahapada area in Jagatpur on February 28.
Sadanayak was arrested on March 4 following an encounter under Sadar police limits, while Manoj Maharana and Sudhakar Patra were nabbed on March 11.
Notorious criminal Shek Kala Babu and his accomplice Alekh Routray were arrested on April 5 after being injured in police firing.
The Commissionerate Police arrested Tituni alias Ashok Kumar Behera on April 6, Uttam Singh on May 20 and Basir Khan on May 22.
Anil Behera of Sagadiasahi of Ranihat area was arrested on charges of loot under Purighat police limits in Cuttack after an encounter in Nuapada area on August 17.