Bhubaneswar: In another encounter, two hard core criminals were injured and nabbed by the Aska police in Ganjam district this morning. Two police officials were also injured in the incident.
The two hardcore criminals, identified as Krushna alias Kahnu Jena and Sunil Jena, have been admitted to the Aska hospital. The two injured cops, the IIC and an ASI of the Aska police station, are also undergoing treatment in the hospital.
The police seized two pistols, five live bullets, a motor bike and hard cash over Rs 17,000 from them.
According to reports, a team of Aska police stopped the two criminals and asked them to surrender. But the two opened fire at them and tried to flee away. Police retaliated and fired at them.
The two criminals are involved in many cases in Aska area, according to reports.