Bhubaneswar: In another police encounter, a hardcore criminal, Anant Machhua, was injured and nabbed in Ganjam district early this morning.
According to reports, police intercepted Anant at Gudidhepa on National Highway-16 and asked him to surrender. However, Anant opened fire at them and tried to escape arrest. Soon, police shot at him, injuring him in the right leg. Police seized a bike, a pistol and three live bullets from him.
Anant was first rushed to a local hospital. After preliminary treatment, he has now been shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Brahmpuar.
There are many criminal cases pending against Anang at different police stations in Nayagarh, Ganjam and Khurda districts, according to police.