Kendrapara, August 6 (LocalWire): An aide of gangster Usman Ali alias Tito involved in many cases of murder, extortion, tender fixing, robbery and theft was today injured in the wee hours during an encounter with the police at Kansar Chhack on the Kendrapara-Gandakhia road.
Police was on the lookout for the 24-year-old criminal since long, said Rajiv Lochan Panda, SDPO, Kendrapara.
He was the main accused in the incident where BJP leader and vice-president of district unit of VHP, Vivekananda Moharana, near Gulanagar High School on 13 July.
‘The bike-borne criminal fired at us when we tried to nab him.
We retaliated and he was shot in both legs.
Around 30 cases are pending against him in different police stations in Kendrapada, Jajpur, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur districts,’ Panda said.
The injured criminal was admitted to the District Headquarter Hospital at Kendrapada.
Later, he was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack for further treatment.
Police have seized a revolver, four bullets, two mobile phones and a bike from him, said the police officer.