Kendrapara: Notorious criminal, Debiprasad Das alias Litu sustained bullet injuries following an encounter with police near Tikhiri-Boudha office road in Kendrapara district early on Monday morning.
Litu, with bullet injuries on his leg, was initially admitted to Kendrapara district headquarters hospital. Later, he was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack for further treatment.
Acting on a tip-off about the movement of the accused in the area, a joint team of the special squad along with Marshaghai police intercepted Litu near Boudha office. In a bid to escape, Litu opened fire on the police team.
In retaliation, the cops opened fire injuring Litu on his leg. Police have also seized a motorcycle and a gun from his possession.
Several criminal cases including extortion, robbery, murder, bombing, tender fixing are also pending against Litu in Kendrapara, Jajpur and Jagatsinghpur police stations.