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Notorious criminal Manoj held in Berhampur after encounter

Berhampur: Notorious criminal Manoj Swain was arrested by Berhampur police near Narayan Temple in Khallikote area in Ganjam district early this morning.

Police were on a hot trail of Manoj, who was in the top most wanted list of the district police. He was finally arrested after an encounter in which he suffered bullet injuries to his left leg.

According to sources, the encounter took place at 4:30 am on Friday. Manoj first fired at the cops in a bid to escape after police tried to intercept him, following which the security personnel fired in retaliation. While Manoj sustained a bullet injury on his left leg, Khallikote police station IIC and four other police personnel too were injured in the exchange of fire.

Manoj is currently undergoing treatment at MKCG Medical College and Hospital here amid tight security. Police seized a mouser, two live bullets and a magazine from his possession.

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