Ganjam: Two notorious criminals were arrested after sustaining bullet injuries in police firing near Pallimal under Aska police limits in Ganjam district on Monday.
Reportedly, the accused brothers-duo, Sunil Jena and Krushna Jena, are currently undergoing treatment at Aska hospital under police custody.
Acting on a tip-off about the movement of the duo in the area, a police team chased them and tried to intercept. However, the duo opened fire on the cops. In retaliation, the police opened fire injuring the duo.
After, the siblings fell from the motorcycle the cops overpowered them. Two country-made pistols, five live bullets, a motorcycle, and Rs 17,500 were seized from their possession.
According to sources, the accused siblings were involved in the murder of a local BJD leader Sadanand Lenka on December 31 last year.
Sadanand, the elder brother of Kharia Panchayat Sarpanch Arabinda Lenka, was shot dead near College Square at Aska bu bike-borne miscreants. Since then, Aska police was on a hunt to nab the criminal siblings for their suspected involvement.