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Dilip Kumar

Cuttack: A hardened criminal sustained critical bullet injuries during a fierce gun encounter with police here near Barang area last night.

The hardcore criminal identified as Seikh Babu who sustained bullet wounds on his left leg, has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital here for treatment.

A special squad of Commissionerate police along with a team of Dargha Bazar police faced off with the criminal near Baranga last night.

Police asked Babu to surrender, but he didn’t bother and started firing at the cops. In retaliation, police also fired at him. The gunbattle continued for quite some time, sources said.

Dargha Bazar police Inspector-in-charge and a havildar from the special squad also sustained injuries in the cross-fire. Police have seized a gun, two rounds of live bullets and a bike from Babu.

Around 21 cases including some serious criminal offences are pending against Babu at different police stations in Cuttack, police said.

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