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Dreaded criminal injured in police encounter

Berhampur:  Dreaded criminal Kalia Sahoo alias Musa was injured in a police encounter near Khajuria flyover here last night.

Sources said Kalia has sustained bullet injuries on his left leg and was admitted to hospital for treatment. Besides, the police have recovered a pistol and two rounds of live bullets from his possession.

On receiving information about Kalia’s movement towards Gopalpur along with his aide, a special squad of police chased him. Kalia opened fire at the cops to escape arrest. The police later retaliated and opened fire at the accused before nabbing him.

According to sources, Kalia is allegedly involved in various cases including bomb hurling.

Berhampur Additional SP Shantanu Das said, “We got information that Kalia was going towards Gopalpur with his aide on a bike. A police team was immediately sent to arrest him. The cops and the accused confronted each other on Khajuria overbridge. Kalia was injured, when the police officials opened fire at him in retaliation.”

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