Phulbani: A ganja smuggler was injured in encounter by police at Brahmani pahad area in Phulbani last night.
On a tip off, police raided the area to nab Muna Dighal. Being aware about police raid, Muna opened three-rounds of fire at police. The police team also retaliated in which Muna sustained bullet injuries on right leg.
He was admitted to district headquarters hospital.
A country pistol and a bike were recovered from him.
Muna was the prime accused in attack on Gochhapada police station OIC. He was absconding after attacking the OIC. Police also carried out raids at different hidouts to nab him.
As many as 11 cases are pending against him over ganja smuggling, Kandhamal additional SP said.