Balangir: A notorious criminal was critically injured after an encounter by police near Tusura chhack in Balangir district last night.
He has been identified as Krishna. He sustained bullet injuries on his left leg. Initially he was rushed to Saintala hospital and later shifted to VIMSAR in Burla for treatment.
Acting on a tip-off, a special team of police raided the place. Sensing trouble, Krishna first opened fire at police and tried to flee the spot. But he sustained bullet injuries on his left leg and nabbed.
Several criminal cases including Rs 19 lakh loot from Andhra Bank in Deogaon and Rs 3 lakh robbery from manager of a liquor shop in Saintala, are pending against him, police sources said.