Puri: Dreaded criminal Rabi Pradhan alias was seriously injured in an encounter with police in Puri late on Thursday night.
He was admitted to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack. Police seized a pistol, live bullets and a motorcycle from his possession.
As per reports, the encounter took place near Kadua Bridge under the Gop police limits when the security personnel tried to stop Rabi, who was travelling from Jagatsinghpur to Puri. The security personnel retaliated when Rabi tried to escape from the spot by opening fire at them.
Rabi sustained injury on his right leg in the exchange of fire.
Police said Rabi was involved in many notorous act including dacoity, murder attempt, money extortion cases. Police had formed a special sqaud to nab Rabi.
The shootout too place just a week after another notorious criminal, Gora Mallick, was arrested following an encounter near the Delanga area in the district.