Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal, Ganesh, was injured and nabbed in a police encounter ensued at Haalchhak in Kendrapara town early this morning.
Ganesh received bullet injuries in his right leg. He was first rushed to the Kendrapara District Headquarters Hospital and then shifted to the SCB medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Ganesh, a wanted criminal, had been on the run since the year 2015. There are about 40 criminal cases pending against him atdifferent police stations in the district, said police.