Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal, Badal Rout, was injured and nabbed in a police encounter at Talcher in Angul district early this morning. However, two of his associates managed to flee from the spot.
Badal received bullet injuries in the left thigh and was rushed to the Talcher hospital first. He was shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack later in view of his critical condition.
According to reports, the special squad of the Talcher police, acting on a tip-off, approached the miscreants and asked them to surrender. However, they opened fire at the squad and tried to move away from the spot. Soon, police retaliated with gunshots in which Badal was injured.
Badal has many criminal cases pending at different police stations, according to reports.