Criminal Held In Odisha After Exchange Of Gunfire With Cops

Berhampur: A 32-year-old man, allegedly involved in a series of criminal activities including attempt to murder, has been arrested here following an exchange of gunfire with police, an officer said.

The accused, P Siba Shankar Dora, sustained injuries, along with two other police constables, during the encounter at Charimaili Chhaka in Aska police station area on Sunday night. Dora, who sustained gunshot injuries on his left knee, was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, said Inspector In-Charge PK Sahoo said.

The two constables were also treated for their injuries at a local hospital and discharged, he stated.

The accused was on a bike with one of his accomplices when they were chased by police, leading to the exchange of fire, the officer explained, adding that a pistol and two cartridges have been seized from his possession. His accomplice, however, managed to flee the spot.

According to police sources, Dora had allegedly fired at a 30-year-old man in the area and injured him, hours before his arrest.