Bhubaneswar: Hours after the Special Task Force (STF) of Odisha Crime Branch arrested gangster Tito from Chandikhol area in Jajpur district on Saturday, the STF nabbed five of his associates following separate raids.
Two revolvers and bullets were seized from their possession.
The STF on Saturday arrested wanted criminal Tito alias Syed Usman Ali of Kendrapara following an encounter.
According to sources, the STF led by DIG Himanshu Lal carried out a raid to nab the dreaded criminal getting specific input regarding his presence at Dilarpur area of Chandikhol in Jajpur district.
During the raid, Tito opened fire at the Crime Branch team and tried to escape.
In retaliation, the team fired at Tito. He sustained bullet injuries and was immediately rushed to Badachana hospital. He was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
A police officer was also injured in retaliatory firing by Tito during the encounter.