Notorious criminal hurt in police firing in Kendrapara


Kendrapara: Notorious criminal Ganesh Mallick sustained bullet injuries following an encounter with police near Halpur Chhak in Kendrapara late last night.

Mallick, with bullet injuries on his right leg, was initially admitted to Kendrapara district headquarters hospital. Later, he was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Sadar police and Special Squad raided his house at Namakara. In a bid to escape from the spot, Mallick opened fire on the police team. In retaliation, the cops opened fired injuring Mallick on his right leg.

A country-made pistol has been seized from Mallick’s possession. Several criminal cases are pending against him including murder and loots, police said.

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