Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate of Police has nabbed a wanted criminal after an encounter near Jayadev Vatika on Wednesday evening. The miscreant has been identified as Aoul Shiva of Ganjam district.
A Special squad of the Twin City police intercepted the criminal around 9.30 pm while he was going with one of his aide.
According to police, Shiva opened fire at Special squad personnel after which the city police retaliated in the exchange of fire. “Shiva fired about three rounds at the police. The police retaliated and shot at Shiva following which Shiva was shot in his left leg, below the knee during the exchange of fire. While the police nabbed Shiva, his associate managed to flee”, said Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi.
The police have recovered a country-made gun, two live ammunitions and a motorcycle from him.
According to police, at least five cases have been registered against Shiva at different police stations here. He was involved in snatching cases at Jatni, Khandagiri, and other areas of the Capital City.