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Miscreant injured in gunfight with police

Press Trust of India  |  Kendrapara (Odisha) 

A miscreant wanted in over a dozen of cases was injured in a gunfight with police in Odisha's district early on Saturday.

Seikh Nadeem (32) opened fire when a police patrol squad tried to intercept him near Arjunpur village. In retaliation, police fired back and Nadeem was injured in the gunbattle that followed, a said.

A scooter, one country-made pistol and two live cartridges were seized from his possession.

Nadeem, who was running an inter-district gang, was wanted in over a dozen of criminal cases including murder, attempt to murder, extortion, illegal arms possession, said Officer,

Nadeem was admitted to district headquarters hospital, the SDPO added.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 13:30 IST