Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal, Vinod Prasad, was injured and nabbed during an exchange of fire ensured between him and police near Chhualiberna in Jharsuguda district early this morning.
According to reports, a team of police conducted a raid and asked Vinod to surrender. But he opened fire and tried to flee from the spot. The police soon retaliated with gunshots, injuring him in his right leg.
Vinod has been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Jharsuguda. Police seized a pistol and three live bullets from him.
According to police, Vinod has more than 20 criminal cases pending against him in different police stations in the district. He is a close associate of coal mafia Sonu Ghosh.