A person, wanted in over eight criminal cases, was injured during an exchange of fire with the police in Hadia Patha, an islet in the Mahanadi River here, the police said.
With bullet injuries on his right thigh, Sk. Babu is now undergoing treatment in the SCB Medical College and Hospital here under heavy security after the encounter that took place last night.
His condition is stated to be stable.
Getting a tip-off that Sk. Babu and another person Md. Sakil were waiting in the deserted islet, a police team raided the spot, the police said.
Seeing the police team, the duo opened fire to which the police team responded by firing two rounds, injuring one of them, Cuttack city DCP Sanjib Arora said.
The other person escaped while the police party was busy rescuing the injured and shifting him to the Hospital.
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