Berhampur: A notorious criminal identified as Jogi Goud was injured in a police encounter at Marda square under Polsara police station in Ganjam district last night.
Jogi has sustained bullet injuries on his left leg. He is admitted to the department of Orthopaedic Surgery in MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.
A bike, a Mauser and three live bullets have been seized from the possession of Jogi. He was wanted by Ganjam, Khurda and Commissionerate Police. More than 15 cases are pending against him at various police stations.
Jogi is a resident of Arjunapalli village in Kabisuryanagar block of the district. He was involved in various cases including dacoity, murder attempt and firing. On Wednesday night, acting on a tip off from Kabisuryanagar police, Polsara police was waiting for Jogi at Marda Square. On sight of police Jogi tried to escape from the place by open firing on them as a result police had to resort to return firing in which Jogi was shot on his left leg.