Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 30:

Dreaded criminal Sukadev Behera alias Suka was injured in a police encounter near Dhauli on the outskirts of Odisha capital late last night.


According to reports, a special squad of commissionerate police conducted a raid in the area where the criminal was hatching a plan to commit crime.

Suka tried to flee from the spot by firing two rounds of bullets at police following which the cops retaliated and fired back.

He sustained bullet injuries on his right leg and was initially admitted to Capital Hospital here and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, sources said.

One pistol and two live bullets were seized from his possession.

As many as 8 criminal cases are pending against Suka at several police stations. Police also suspect his involvement in a loot from four morning walkers near Lingipur here on December 28.