Kendrapada:30/6/18; Notorious gangster Seikh Usman Ali alias Tito was injured today in an encounter with the Special Task Force (STF) of state police near Chandikhole in Jajpur district.
Tito, accused of heading a well-knit crime syndicate and perpetrating in a series of crimes across the state, sustained bullet wounds with the gangster allegedly opening fire at the STF squad, while later retaliated, according to STF sources.
The gangster has been hospitalized and is out of danger, sources said.
The STF had raided his hideout to arrest him as his prima facie involvement in a series of criminal cases had been detected.
Tito, who was allegedly running a crime syndicate, was last arrested on May 12, 2011.