Jharsuguda: In a police encounter near Chualiberna under Brajrajnagar police limits in Jharsuguda district last night, a notorious criminal was nabbed by the cops here.
The criminal, identified as Binod Prasad, is reportedly an accomplice of ‘coal mafia’ Sonu Ghosh.
Acting on reliable information about Binod’s movement, a police party conducted a raid near Chualiberna area last night and intercepted Binod. Spotting the cops, Binod opened fire at them while trying the escape. However, he sustained a bullet injury on his right leg.
Cops also seized one pistol and three live bullets from him. Binod has been admitted to Jharsuguda District Headquarters Hospital under police vigil.
Following his treatment, Binod will be taken to the police station where he will be grilled over his alleged connection with ‘coal mafia’ Sonu, sources said.
While a case (No. 198/19) has been registered against him, several criminal cases including that of murder and robbery are pending against Binod at different police stations, sources said.