Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal, Guruprasad Swain alias Guru, was injured and nabbed in yet another exchange of fire ensued between criminals and police at Aska in Ganjam district early this morning.
According to reports, Guru and his associate opened fire at police first and tried to escape when they were intercepted and asked to surrender by the latter during a patrolling. Cops retaliated with gunshots in which Guru was critically injured with bullets piercing into his left leg. However, Guru’s aide managed to flee from the spot. Two police personnel were also injured in the incident.
Police seized a pistol, two live bullets and a bike from the possession of Guru.
Guru was rushed to a nearby hospital first. But he was later shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Brahmapur as his condition deteriorated.
There are over 13 criminal cases pending against Guru at different police stations in Ganjam district, said reports.