Criminal injured in police encounter

Bhubaneswar: A notorious criminal was injured during a gun battle with police at Jagannath Sadak area under Mancheswar police limits here last night.

Sashanka Nayak, a wanted criminal, sustained injuries in police firing and was admitted to Capital hospital for treatment. Later, he was shifted to SCB medical College and hospital in Cuttack when his condition deteriorated.

On a tip-off a special squad of commissionerate police raided the Jagannath Sadak area. Nayak first opened fire at police and the security forces too retaliated. The exchange of fire continued for a while, police sources said.

He will be produced before court today, police added.