Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal, Bikram Pal alias Don, was injured in an exchange of fire ensued between him and police at Balitutha-Kankaradia road in Paradip late on Sunday night.
According to reports, Don opened fire at police first when he was intercepted and asked to surrender by the latter during a patrolling. Police retaliated with gunshots in which Don was critically injured with bullets piercing into his legs.
The injured criminal was rushed to a nearby hospital first. But he was later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as his condition deteriorated.
There are over 40 criminal cases pending against Don at different police stations at Paradip and other places in Jagatsinghpur district, said reports.