Ganjam: Intensifying actions against anti-social activities, Ganjam police on Sunday apprehended a notorious criminal following a police firing near Palurkrushnaprasad road in Berhampur.
The criminal has been identified as Pramod Barik.
Acting on reliable inputs about Pramod location after a follow up on a criminal case, a team of police conducted a raid in the area and eventually intercepted Pramod.
On seeing the police team, the criminal opened fire on them. In retaliation, police personnel opened fire and Pramod sustained bullet injury on his right leg.
Cops also seized one mouser gun, live bullets and a motorcycle from him.
He was initially admitted to a hospital in Chhatrapur and later shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital after his health condition deteriorated.
Several criminal cases including the murder of one Sudhir Padhi are pending against Pramod at different police stations, cops added.