Kendrapara: In a fierce encounter with Kendrapara police on Tuesday morning, dreaded criminal Ganesh Mallick, who was wanted in several cases, was injured.
Ganesh was rushed to Kendraapara Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack. He received bullet injuries in his left leg.
Ganesh, a wanted criminal, had been on the run since the year 2015. There are about 40 criminal cases pending against him at different police stations in the district.
According to reports, a special squad of the Sadar police station raided the house of Ganesh at Namakara in Haapur Chhak area. Ganesh opened fire at the police. In retaliation, police fired at him injuring him in his left leg.