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Dreaded criminal nabbed after encounter in Ganjam

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Ganjam: The Ganjam police have nabbed yet another dreaded criminal during an encounter on Monday night. He has been identified as Gadadhar Swain, who is involved in more than 20 criminal cases in the district and neighbouring Khurda.

In an encounter with Rambha police, he sustained bullet injury and has been admitted to MKCG MCH. Rambha IIC Namita Nayak said Gadadhar belongs to Banpur and last week, he, along with his accomplices, had shot at a contractor there. Based on the complaint by the injured contractor, police started a search operation and was tipped off by Banpur police about the criminal hiding under Rambha police limits.

On Monday night, Rambha police received information that Gadadhar was hiding at Palur and informed their Banpur counterparts. Both the police teams reached Palur and seeing the cops, the criminal, along with an accomplice, tried to flee on a motorcycle. When police chased him, he opened two rounds of fire at them. Police retaliated and a bullet hit his right knee and Gadadhar fell from the vehicle. While his accomplice managed to flee the spot, police arrested Gadadhar and seized three live bullets and a pistol from him. He was admitted to Rambha Hospital and later shifted to MKCG MCH.

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