Cuttack, December 11 (LocalWire):A hardened criminal wanted in over a dozen of crimes was injured during wee hours today in a shootout with police on the outskirts of Cuttack city.
The shootout has also left three policemen from Choudwar police station injured as the fugitive identified as Sachin Pawar alias Bablu shot at the cops.
Acting on a tipoff, a special squad tried to intercept the criminal near Naraj on the outskirts of the city. With Pawar and his two accomplices opening fire at the squad, the cops were forced to shoot at them in self defence.
The criminal was later overpowered as one of the bullets fired by police hit his right leg, said police officials.
Two of the criminals managed to escape. Search is on to nab them at the earliest, police said.
The arrested criminal has history of crimes cases including attempt to murder, extortion, robbery, illegal arms possession, they added.