Berhampur: A dreaded criminal and two police officials were injured during a gun battle in Berhampur on Friday night.
The wanted criminal identified as Mohan Rao and some of his associates opened fire at police to which the police team also retaliated. Exchange of fire between the two groups continued for quite some time in which two officials of Sadar police stations and Rao sustained injuries.
The counter firing took place when police raided Jhadankuli area on a particular information that Rao and his associates were planning for some dacoity.
Other criminals managed to escape the police. The two injured officials and Rao have been admitted to hospital.
Police said, Rao was involved in several organised crimes. As many as 17 cases are pending against him at various police stations. A pistol has been seized him after the gun battle.
Mohan Rao has also sustained bullet injuries on his legs.