Jeypore: A dreaded criminal and inter-state ganja mafia was nabbed following an encounter at Hatisala Chowk area in Jeypore of Koraput district early on Wednesday morning.
The injured criminal has been identified as Kabul Khara. He was rushed to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.
According to reports, at around 4.30 am today a team of Jeypore Town Police conducted a raid in the area after a tip-off about the presence of Kabul. Spotting the cops Kabul fired two rounds at them while the police fired in retaliation. Kabul sustained bullet injuries on his left leg.
The police team also seized a pistol and a car from his possession.
Several criminal cases are pending against Kabul at different police stations in Jeypore and neighbouring districts. Kabul was actively involved in the illegal cannabis trade.