Odisha: 5 Dreaded Criminals Arrested After Gunfight With Police In Puri

Puri: The Satyabadi police of Puri arrested five hardcore criminals after a brief exchange of fire in Kadua Chhaka last night.

Most notorious of them, Bishnu Sahoo (27) alias Bishu of Chudanga Sahi was injured in the crossfire, police said. Other members of the gang are Sheikh Fakiri (31) of Narendrakona, Bhagaban Das (22) alias Pintu of Matithota, Shiba Das (24) of Sudarshan Nagar and Subhatra Gocchayat (38) of Chaitana village. There were several cases registered against them in various police stations in Puri district.

Satyabadi police had received a tip-off that the group was about to rob a fuel station near Kadua Chhak. As the police team approached the gang, the latter hurled crude bombs in a bid to escape.

After an exchange of fire, the dreaded criminals were arrested and a case lodged. They will be forwarded to court today.