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Notorious criminal hurt in police encounter in Khurda

Odisha

Khurda: Police on Friday nabbed a notorious criminal Silu Chhotray after an encounter at Chhanagiri under the Jankia police station in the district.

Acting on a tip off, Jankia police swooped down on the hideout of Chhotray in Chhanagiri forest. Spotting the police, Chhotray fired at them in a bid to escape from the spot. However, in the retaliatory firing by the cops, Chhotray sustained bullet injuries on his right leg and was rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital.

Police said Chhotray was involved in the Odisha Gramya Bank Sarangadhar branch loot in Nayagarh district on April 6.

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