Bhubaneswar, September 10 (LocalWire): The police have arrested three criminals in two encounters in Puri and Sambalpur districts during wee hours today
A shootout occurred at Bashelisahi locality of Puri town when special squad of police was on the chase to nab two history-sheeters, Biswaranjan Sahu and Tikki Khan, who opened fire to avoid arrest and tried to escape.
The police retaliated with fire and managed to overpower the duo.
Sahu and Khan who were injured during the exchange of fire have been hospitalised after their arrest. According to the doctor’s report, their condition is stable and they are out of danger.
In another incident, the police resorted to open fire at a wanted criminal Trideb Bagh in Kuluthathani-Dhanakauda area of Sambalpur.
Bagh, who is wanted in a series of criminal cases, shot at the police squad who later opened fire in retaliation, the police said.
The police have recovered a 9 mm unlicensed pistol and three rounds of cartridges from Bagh on his arrest.