**Puri:** In yet another achievement of Odisha Police, a notorious criminal named Jitendra Sahu aka Jitu, allegedly involved in the murder of a youth near Puri Gundicha temple, was nabbed after an encounter with cops near Barimula chhak on Jatani-Pipili road.
Reportedly, a bike, pistol and two live bullets were seized from the criminal’s possession.
The encounter occurred at around 5 am early today morning and was carried out by the teams of Puri Kumbharpada IIC and Pipili IIC. The cops shot the criminal on his right leg, while one of his friends managed to escape.
According to police sources, Jitu is a hardcore criminal and is involved in several cases including the murder of Para near Gundicha temple a few days back. He is currently undergoing treatment in a nearby hospital.
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