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Criminal arrested after encounter in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Berhampur (Odisha) 

A 27-year-old man, allegedly involved in at least 17 criminal cases, was arrested today following an exchange of fire in district, police said.

The incident happened near Jhada Ankuli under the jurisdiction of station.

The accused was wanted for being involved in various incidents of dacoity, attempt to murder and extortion, a said.

He was admitted to and Hospital here after he received in his legs during the encounter, the said.

Two police personnel also received when the accused hurled bombs at them in an effort to escape, the Sub-divisional of Berhampur Sadara, Ashok Kumar Mohanty, said.

A firearm, one round of ammunition, two bombs and a motorbike was seized from him, he said.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 19:40 IST