Gangster Hyder critically injured in police encounter

Bhubaneswar: Dreaded gangster Sheikh Hyder suffered grievous injuries in an encounter by police personnel near Simulia in Balasore this afternoon.

Reportedly, the gangster was being shifted from Choudwar Jail in Cuttack to Baripada Circle Jail amid tight security. Midway near Simulia, he asked the cops to stop for a while to attend nature’s call at around 3.20 pm.

In a bid to run away, he tried to snatch the service gun from the cop, who escorted him. To control the situation, a Sub-Inspector opened fire at the gangster leaving him injured, informed Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh at a presser.

He suffered bullet injuries in his stomach and was rushed to a hospital in Balasore for treatment, he added.

Haider’s health condition is stated to be critical.

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