Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal was injured and nabbed in an encounter ensued by special squad of police at Arjunpur under Patkura area in Kendrapara district early this morning.
The criminal, identified as Saikh Nadim, recieved bullet injuries at two places in the left leg.
According to reports, Nadeem, a wanted criminal, was being searched by police. He was allegedly involved in the recent firing case at Patkura and as as many as 14 cases of attempt to murder, extortion collection and abduction at different police stations in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Puri districts.
Nadeem had gone to give a pistol to an associate when the special squad and a teal of Patkura police intercepted her at Arjunpur. As he opened fire and tried to escape, police retaliated with gunshots and injured him. Police seized a pistol, some live bullets and a bike from them.
Nadeem was first rushed to the Kendrapara Distrct Headquarters Hospital but later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital as .his condition deteriorated.