Hardcore criminal Firoz Khan injured in police encounter

Bhubaneswar: The Khurda police nabbed dreaded criminal Firoz Khan after an encounter late last night. Firoz who has a history of criminal activities had been in the hit list of the police for quite some time now, informed sources.

Following a tip off, a special team of the district police with Balugaon and Khurda SDPO and other officials raided Nirakarpur area of the district.

“Based on a reliable source about the criminal hiding at Nirakarpur, a special cop team conducted surprise raid in the area. On coming face to face with the cops, Firoz hurled bombs towards them in a bid to flee the spot. However, police officials counter fired and shot two bullets at the criminal injuring him on his left leg and knee,” informed police.

Injured, Firoz was initially admitted to the Khurda district headquarters hospital and later shifted to Capital Hospital at Bhubaneswar after his condition worsened.

Firoz is a prime accused in several criminal cases in Khurda area and its nearby regions. There are over 40 different criminal cases pending against Firoz at various police stations in the district, police sources said.