Nirakarpur: Police arrested a notorious criminal following an encounter in Nirakarpur area of Khurda district on Thursday night.
The injured criminal, identified as Feroz Khan, was admitted to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar.
More than 40 cases of dacoity, loot, extortion and attempt to murder have been pending in different police stations in Nirakarpur, Khurda and Banapur police stations against him, police said.
After several failed bids no nab the dreaded criminal, a special joint team of police led by the SDPOs of Balugan and Khurda was formed.
Acting on a tip-off, the team raided the Nirakarpur area on Thursday night. Seeing the police approaching towards him, Feroz hurled a country bomb at them. In retaliation, police oped fire and he sustained bullet injuries on his left knee and feet.
He was rushed to the Khurda District Headquarters Hospital from where he was shifted to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar as his condition deteriorated.