CUTTACK, Sept. 12 -- Notorious criminal Buddhia Das, a close associate of gangster Tito, was apprehended following an encounter with police at Sector 13 in CDA area of Cuttack city late on Tuesday night.

Reports said that based on specific inputs about Buddhia's presence in the area, the Chauliaganj police and the Special Squad conducted a raid in CDA to nab him, who was one of the most wanted criminals.

Spotting the police, Buddhia had opened fire at them in a bid to escape from the spot.

In retaliation, the police team fired back in self-defence. Buddhia was hit by a bullet in his right leg and was injured. He was subsequently overpowered and nabbed.

During the gunfight, the Chaliaganj police station IIC had a close shave as a bullet ...