Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal was injured and nabbed in police encounter at Gandishula under the Bhanjanagar police limits in Ganjam district early this morning.
The criminal, Mahammad Imran Khan alias Imu, has received bullet injuries in both of his legs. He was first rushed to the Bhanjanagar hospital and then shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in view of his critical condition.
The police also seized a bike, a pistol and five bullets from his possession. Imu was the mastermind in the series bombing incident of Bhanjanagar. There are many criminal cases pending against him, said police.