Jena Aide Caught After a Chase

Published: 30th April 2016 07:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th April 2016 07:06 AM   |  A+A-

BERHAMPUR: Jitendra  Sethi alias Jitu, a notorious criminal and an aide of former Congress MLA Ramesh Jena, was arrested by Gopalpur police after an exchange  of fire on Friday. Jitu of Ramchandrapur village under Gopalpur police limits was into criminal  activities since 2000 and had attacked a police officer in Nabarangpur. He was also  involved in several crimes including murder, extortion, snatching but was absconding, said Sadar SDPO Ashok  Mohanty.

On a tip-off that Jitu and his associates were in a mango orchard near Dhableswar  temple, a police team, led by Golonthara IIC Alok Jena, reached the spot and gheraoed him. On seeing police, Jitu opened three rounds of  fire at the men in uniform. Police retaliated and two bullets hit Jitu in the left knee. Despite being injured, Jitu tried to flee from the  spot but was overpowered by the IIC. The IIC also sustained injuries in the process. Police  seized a loaded pistol from Jitu. However, taking advantage of the situation, his associates managed  to escape. Besides a case in Nabarangpur against Jitu, nine cases are pending in Gopalpur police station, three in  Baidyanathpur police station and one in Digapahandi police station. Jitu has been admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, the SDPO said. With the arrest of Jitu, the total number of Jena’s associates who  have been nabbed has gone up to 30.

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