Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal was critically injured and nabbed in a police encounter ensued at Boudasiringpur in Kendrapara district early this morning.
The criminal, Litu Das, received bullet injuries in his right leg. Police fired at him in retaliation as he was trying to escape by opening fire at them, according to reports.
Litu was first rushed to the Kendrapara District Headquarters Hospital and later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in view of his critical condition, added reports.
There are over 35 criminal cases pending against him at different police stations, according to sources.