Bhubaneswar: In its continued effort to put notorious persons having criminal antecedents in jail, the Ganjam police on Thursday morning encountered hardcore criminal Mitu alias Bijay Maharana and caught him injured.
Mitu received bullet injuries in his left leg and nabbed. However, Mitu’s close associate Raka aka Mrutyunjay Rout managed to give a slip to the police, informed Ganjam SP Ashish Singh.
The Sheragarh police station IIC and a Constable were too injured in Mitu and Raka’s gunshot attack, Singh added.
Police seized a country-made pistol, three bullets and two mobiles from him.
Meanwhile, Mitu has been shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur for treatment.
Mitu was a most wanted criminal for the Ganjam police. Many cases have been registered against his name in most of the police stations across the district, according to police sources.