Cuttack: Most wanted criminal Sheikh Babu was injured in a police encounter on Monday evening in the city. Police said that Sheikh was a dreaded criminal having around seven criminal cases against him.
As per Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora, police had information about the hideout of Sheikh in Cuttack and had formed two teams to nab him. When police tried to arrest him , Sheikh opened fire and was trying to escape.
According to police, they retaliated and in the exchange of fire Sheikh sustained bullet injuries on his leg and has been admitted to the SCB medical. While other accompanying him named Mohammed Shakeel managed to flee from the spot.
Arora said that the Sheikh was allegedly involved in the Kesharpur bomb attack anf Cantonment road gun firing case.