Ganjam/Bhubaneswar, 11/10/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : Another dread criminal, Keshab Kundu alias Thesa Kalia, was injured in an encounter with police at Berhampur in Ganjam district on Wednesday.
Following a tip-off, the police had tried to stop Kundu and his two associates near Om Sai Hostel on the National Highway. In a bid to escape from police action, he opened fire at the cops. The police team also opened fire in retaliation following which the criminal sustained bullet injury on his left leg and fell down. However, both of his associates fled the spot, Berhampur SDPO Santanu Das informed.
The criminal was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.
Sub-inspector Diptiranjan Pradhan was injured during the crossfire.
Over 15 criminal cases including murder and dacoity are pending
against the Kundu at different police stations.
Another criminal identified as Ananta Behera was injured in police
encounter at Gopa in Puri district on Tuesday night,