Cuttack: Commissionerate Police arrested two wanted criminals after an encounter near River Kuakhai under Sadar police station area here this morning.
The arrested criminals identified as Sudhakar Patra alias Lipu and Manoj Mohapatra alias Mangu were admitted to SCB Medical College & Hospital sustaining bullet injuries.
Police seized two pistols, 15 rounds of live bullets and 10 mobile phones from their possession.
The two were most wanted in connection with Pratapnagari firing incident in which three youths were injured on March 4, on Holi.
According to reports, a special squad of the Commissionerate Police conducted a raid on the banks of River Kuakhai after the Sadar police got a tip-off on the whereabouts of Lipu and Mangu early in the morning.
Getting them surrounded by cops, the wanted duo tried to escape from the spot and opened fire at police. In retaliation police returned fire and the duo sustained bullet injuries on their legs and were caught.