Berhampur: A dreaded criminal Mohan Rao was arrested after an exchange of fire with police at Jhadankuli under Sadar police limits in Ganjam district late on Friday.
According to police, Mohan is involved in more than 17 criminal cases.
Acting on a tipoff, police laid a trap to nab the criminal. On seeing the cops, he hurled bombs at the police team in a bid to escape from the spot. In retaliatory firing, Mohan sustained bullet injuries on both of his legs and fell down. He was admitted to a local hospital for treatment.
Sadar Police Station Inspector-in-charge and sub-inspector were also hurt during the encounter.