Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 3:
Notorious criminal Shahjahan Khan alias Patu, who had sustained injury in a police encounter in Odisha capital late last night was shifted to Cuttack’s SCB Medical College and Hospital today.
As per sources in the police, the incident occurred when the special squad police led by Anup Kanungo tried to arrest him while he was trying to cross Khandagiri square.
While Shahjahan resorted to shooting in order to evade arrest and fired four rounds at the police, the cops retaliated back and fired two rounds at him. One of the bullets hit his left leg injuring him. He was admitted to Capital hospital for treatment and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital after his condition deteriorated.
A 9mm pistol and seven live bullets were seized from him.
Notably, Patu has as many as 17 cases against him in various police stations of Puri, Khurda and Commissionerate Police out of which seven are in Bhubaneswar.
Even though he had been arrested earlier for chain snatching in Bhubaneswar and was stationed in Jharapada jail, he escaped from police custody while undergoing treatment in Capital hospital.