Bhubaneswar: A hardcore criminal, Hadapa Shiba, was injured and nabbed in a police encounter in Rayagada late on Sunday night. In the incident, two police personnel were injured.
According to reports, a team of police personnel, during patrolling, came across Shiba and asked him to surrender. However, Shiba opened fire at them and tried to flee away from the spot. Police soon retaliated with gunshots. Shiva received bullet injuries in his legs.
The two injured police personnel were identified as Sub-Inspector Regan Kindo and Havildar Dillip Hota.
Shiba was first rushed to a local hospital but later shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Brahmapur in view of his critical condition.
There are as many as 50 criminal cases pending against Shiba at different police stations in Rayagada district, said police.