Jajpur: The special task force of the Crime Branch on Saturday arrested wanted criminal Tito alias Syed Usman Ali of Kendrapara following an encounter at Dilarpur area of Chandikhol in Jajpur district.
According to sources, the STF of the Crime Branch led by STF DIG Himanshu Lal carried out a raid to nab the dreaded criminal. 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 Badachena hospital. He was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
According to police, Tito was involved in many criminal cases including tender fixing, robbery, murder and other offences. It is suspected that Tito was behind the firing at Abdur Rehman’s brother in Jagatpur area on March 29 in connection with a tender fixing dispute, the police said.