Cuttack: A notorious criminal Manoj Patra alias Amit was arrested by the Commissionerate of Police following a shootout in Jagatpur area on Wednesday evening. Amit is involved in at least 18 serious criminal cases.
About one month back he committed dacoity in the house of a businessman at Imamnagar area under Jagatpur police limits and decamped with cash and jewellery. He also assaulted the family members of the house owner.
Cuttack DCP setup a team of Special Squad and Jagatpur police to nab the accused. Today evening he was held while trying to flee towards Kendrapada. Amit fired two rounds at the police vehicle but was injured in a cross fire and nabbed.
Police recovered one 7.62 mm pistol, two rounds of live ammunition from his possession. Besides, four empty cartridges and one car were also seized from the accused.