Sidharth Tanmoy Dash

Ganjam: Three persons were injured after a bomb went off following a road mishap at Bhanjanagar bypass in Ganjam.

Among the three injured, two persons have been identified as notorious criminals, Babu and Baliya Nayak. According to sources, several cases are pending against them in various police stations of the district. The third injured person has been identified as Prasant Pradhan, a local vegetable seller.

According to sources, Babu and Baliya were travelling on a motorcycle carrying bombs with them when they hit Prasant, who was coming from opposite direction on another bike. Following the collision a bomb being carried by Babu and Baliya went off injuring the trio.

On being informed, police arrived at the spot and seized two guns, bombs and several live bullets from Babu and Balia and rushed the injured to the nearby hospital.