Kendrapara, February 26 (LocalWire): A gangster’s aide was seriously injured in a gunfight with the cops early Monday in Tikhiri Chhack area of Kendrapara district, police said.
Debiprasad, alias Litu Das, has been shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after he was wounded in the police operation.
Das, 38, of Garajanga village is an aide of gangster Usman Ali, alias Tito. He has been involved in several cases of murder, extortion, robbery and theft.
About a week after he was released from prison on February 16, he fired at another gangster, Sajan Behera’s house at Dhaniapada, said police officer Rajiv Lochan Panda.
“The criminal (Das) fired at us when we tried to catch him. Police retaliated and he suffered gunshot injuries on his right leg. Around 20 cases are pending against him in different police stations,” Panda said.
A revolver, three live bullets and a bike were seized from Das.
In the past 30 days, at least three police encounters with different gang members were reported from the district.
On February 19, criminal Ganesh Mallick of Nankar village suffered gunshot wounds during an encounter with police at Kajala Chhack under the Kendrapara Sadar Police Station.
On January 22, Sanjay Biswal, a notorious criminal of Patarapur village, injured in a similar gunfight with police in Kurundia Chhack area of the district.