Berhampur: Two notorious criminals accused in murder of Congress poll candidate were injured during police encounter here.
The accused were identified as Ganesh Nayak alias Bulu and Hrusikesh Patra.
The two have sustained bullet injuries on right legs. They were admitted to the MKCG Medical College & Hospital in Berhampur for treatment.
According to reports, the police conducted encounter at Golanthara area to nab the accused after getting information about presence of a group of criminals.
While Bulu and Hrusikesh were injured, three others managed to flee from the spot, informed a police source.
Both the accused were involved in Congress’ Aska Assembly poll candidate Manoj Jena’s murder, the police said.
The police seized two mousers, three live bullets and a bike from their possession.