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Encounter in Ganjam; hardcore criminal injured

Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal, Pramod Barik, was injured and nabbed during an exchange of fire ensured between him and police near the Palur-Krushnaprasad road in Ganjam district early this morning.

According to reports, acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a raid and asked Pramod to surrender. But Pramod opened fire and tried to escape police arrest. But the police soon retaliated with gunshots in which Pramod was severely injured in his right leg. Two police personnel were also injured in the incident.

Pramod was rushed to a nearby hospital first. But later he was shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur in view of critical condition. Police seized a mouser, two live bullets and a motorbike from him.

According to police, Pramod has many criminal cases pending against him in different police stations in the district.

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