Ganjam: In a fierce encounter with the local police, two dreaded criminals were injured and subsequently arrested by police near Chamakhandi late in the wee hours of Friday.
The two criminals were identified as Manoj Sahu of Polsara in Ganjam district and Bishwajit Barik of Kaipadar in Khurda district.
They were admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur.
Acting on a specific tip-off on the movements of the duo, police executed the plan to nab him. Accordingly, police chased and asked them to surrender. However, they fired at the cops first and tried to flee away. Soon, police resorted to firing in which the two received bullet injuries in their legs.
Police seized two pistols, four live bullets and hard cash of Rs 1.5 lakh from their possession.
Several cases are pending against them in different police stations in Berhampur and Ganjam police districts.