Kendrapara: A dreaded criminal was nabbed after an encounter near Bhagabanapur under Patkura police limits in Kendrapara district late on Wednesday.
The injured criminal has been identified as Pratap Sahu alias Bibhu. He was rushed to the district headquarters hospital for treatment following the encounter.
According to reports, a team of special squad and Patkura police conducted a manhunt in the area after getting a tip-off about the presence of Bibhu. Police intercepted Bibhu near Jamunabad following which he fired two rounds at police to escape and police retaliated.
Bibhu sustained bullet injuries on his left and right knee and was immediately rushed to the district headquarters hospital in a critical condition.
One Mauser and two live bullets were seized from his possession.
Over 30 criminal cases have been pending against Bibhu at different police stations in Kendrapara, and Cuttack districts, a police official informed.