Nayagarh: A wanted criminal was arrested after an encounter with the police in Nayagarh district on Sunday night.
The arrested, identified as Kabuli Khan, was shot at his right leg and rushed to the district headquarters hospital after his arrest.
According to police, getting specific information, a special squad of the Nayagarh Town police intercepted Khan on Solapata-Darapada road, however, in a bid to escape, he opened fire at the police.
Following which the police retaliated and a bullet pierced his right leg.
Police also seized a country-made pistol, four live bullets and a bike from his possession.
Police said Khan has over 20 criminal cases pending in different police stations in Nayagarh and the neighbouring districts.