Berhampur: In the second encounter since past 24 hours, a notorious criminal was grievously injured today following an encounter with police patrol squad of Aska police near Chari mile chowk in Ganjam district.
Yesterday a hardened criminal Dillip Das was injured by Golanthara police as he had opened fire at the police squad.
The motorcycle-borne history-sheeter Kalu Biswal (32) opened fire at the police team. In retaliation, police were forced to open fire at them. The gun battle lasted for about 5 minutes. The armed criminal Biswal sustained bullet wounds on right leg and has been taken into custody.
A country-made pistol, live ammunitions besides a motorcycle was seized from his possession, said police officials.
Police were in search of Biswal, who was wanted in seven criminal cases including the murder of BJD leader Sania Bisoi. He had mobilized a crime syndicate and had unleashed lawlessness. He is involved in cases including murder, attempt to murder, extortion, robbery, illegal arms possession.
Ganjam police is reported to have nabbed around 32 hardened criminals and gangsters after injuring them in encounters in past one year.