**Cuttack:** A notorious criminal Trilochan Nahak alias Budhia was injured in a police encounter near Gopalpur tollgate on Thursday night. Budhia was trying to escape when apprehended by a patrol team of Cuttack Sadar police station and subsequently opened fire at the cops.
Sub-inspector of Sadar police, KS Barad shot one round to defend his team, following which Budhia sustained a bullet injury on his right leg. He was overpowered and shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.
A loaded 9 mm pistol and one single shot country-amde revolver was seized from his possession. DCP Akhileswar Singh informed that Budhia is involved in at least 19 criminal cases in Nayagarh and Khurda districts.
He is also wanted by Jamshedpur’s Bishnupur police in a murder case. Budhia is a native of Sarankul in Nayagarh district.