Balasore: Police and scientific team today seized two empty cartridges from a place near Simulia in Odisha’s Balasore district, where dreaded gangster Sheikh Hyder sustained bullet injuries and later died in a police encounter, yesterday.
The probe into the incident is being led by the Balasore SDPO. Simulia police station IIC was also present at the spot during seizure of the cartridges.
Yesterday, the gangster was being shifted from Choudwar Jail in Cuttack to Baripada 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 a cop, who escorted him. To control the situation, a Sub-Inspector opened fire at Hyder leaving him injured, informed Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh at a presser.
He suffered bullet injuries in his abdomen and was rushed to the Balasore District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). He succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital, doctors said.