Cuttack: Gangster Shakil’s aide and dreaded criminal Sheikh Babu was arrested by the Commissionerate Police after an encounter near Barang-Chandaka road on the outskirts of Cuttack on Thursday night.
The accused suffered injuries in the leg during the encounter and was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital here for further treatment.
“On receiving information about Babu’s movement, a special squad of Commissionerate Police chased him. When the criminal opened fire at the cops, the latter retaliated in self-defence. He was arrested following a gun battle,” police sources said.
Cops have seized a scooter, a gun and live ammunitions from the gangster’s possession.
According to police sources, Babu was absconding in a case relating to collection of protection money from businessmen. He has more than 20 cases against him at different police stations.