Criminal injured in police encounter in Odisha’s Ganjam, 2 cops hurt

Berhampur: A criminal was injuried in an encounter with police near Palur in Odisha’s Ganjam district, today.

According to police sources, an exchange of fire took place between cops and criminal Pramod Barik (29) around 3.50 AM, during which he sustained bullet injuries on his right leg. Two police constables also received minor injuries in the incident.

Barik was initially admitted to a hospital in Chhatrapur and later shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.

Police have seized a motorcycle, one mouser and two live cartridges from his possession. He was allegedly involved in multiple offences including the murder of one Sudhir Padhi in the district, sources added.

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