Dreaded criminal nabbed in encounter, cop injured

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Sambalpur: A dreaded criminal was arrested following an encounter with police on Kulutkani-Dhankauda road in Sambalpur district on Tuesday morning.

The criminal, identified as Tridev Bag, with bullet injuries on his left knee is reportedly undergoing treatment at Sadar hospital.

Acting on a tip-off about the presence of the accused and his associates on Kulutkani-Dhankauda road, a joint team of Dhanupali Police and Special Squad conducted a raid. Meanwhile, the desperadoes on seeing the police force opened fire on them.

In retaliation, Bag sustained bullet injuries on his left knee and was nabbed. Two other associates of the accused including a minor boy has also been detained.

A police constable has also sustained bullet injuries in the encounter.

One pistol, two round bullets, cash, and some gold ornaments have been seized from their possession.

Several criminal cases are pending against the accused Bag at different police stations in the district, the police informed.

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