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Criminal injured in Nayagarh police encounter

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Nayagarh: A notorious criminal involved in several cases was arrested following an encounter near Bapujipalli hills in Nayagarh district Friday night.

As per sources, a police team led by Ranpur IIC raided a hideout after getting information about the antisocial Rabi Dora’s presence.

Apprehending trouble, Dora first opened fired and was subsequently injured after police team retaliated with gunshots. Inspector-in-charge of Ranpur police station Girija Rath has also been injured in the exchange of fire, sources said.

Following the incident, Dora, who sustained a bullet injury on his right leg, was rushed to Nayagarh hospital and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Senior police officials informed that Dora was involved in the Sunakhala bombing incident that took place on February 26.

“A police team led by Ranpur IIC conducted a raid after getting information about Dora’s movement near Bapujipalli hills. The accused fired few rounds at the team and later was injured in the controlled fire by senior officials,” said Nayagarh SP Asish Singh.

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