Hardcore Criminal Injured In Encounter In Kendrapara

Kendrapara: A notorious history-sheeter was injured today in an encounter with Kendrapaa police near Deshpur village under Derabish police station jurisdiction.

The lawbreaker identified as Santosh Mallick (36) opened fired at the special squad of police. The cops retaliated in self-defence. Mallick sustained bullet wounds on his right knee. The criminal has been hospitalized and is out of danger. No policemen were injured following the encounter, said police officials.

Mallick is involved in about 50 crimes mostly highway robbery and extortion cases in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur , Rourkela and Cuttack districts. Since past one year, the criminal was on the run, said police officials.