Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Apr 18:

Notorious criminal Sheikh Babu was injured in an encounter with police at Hadiapatha in Odisha’s Cuttack city last night.

Babu, accused in several cases of murder, dacoity, extortion, firing and bombing, sustained bullet injuries on his right thigh and was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital here in a critical condition.

However, his associate Muhammad Shakeel, managed to flee the spot during the encounter.

Police have seized one mouser, 3 rounds of bullets and Rs 10,000 from the possession of Babu.

According to reports, Babu and Shakeel were threatening some businessmen for collecting money from them near Pension Lane here.

On being informed about the incident, ACP Pramod Rath, Mangalabag IIC Arun Swain and five members of special squad reached the spot to nab the criminal duo.

However, Babu opened fire two rounds of bullets at the cops following which the latter retaliated by firing back during which the criminal sustained bullet injuries on his thigh and was nabbed by police.

On the other hand, Shakeel fled the spot riding a bike.

According to police sources, Babu and Shakeel were involved in the bombing outside Choudwar jail in 2014, Farooq murder case, Contentment road firing case and several other incidents.