Criminal held after encounter

first_imgA hardened criminal was injured and arrested following an exchange of fire with police in Kodala police station area of Odisha’s Ganjam district on Wednesday.Police sources said Dillip Das (24), of Banapur area in Khurda district, has over 20 criminal cases pending against him in police stations of Ganjam, Nayagarh and Khurda districts as well as Bhubaneswar and Cuttack cities.Das, who sustained a bullet injury in his right leg, was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. A pistol, two rounds of live ammunition, a bike and ₹14,000 cash was seized from his possession, said the inspector in charge of Kodala police station, Susant Kumar Sethi. Acting on a tip-off, at 5 a.m., a special team of Ganjam police tracked him down near Pustapur under Kodala police station limits. Das fired at the police team, and the cops fired at him.last_img

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