Cuttack: A notorious criminal was injured critically after an encounter by police at Jagatpur here on Sunday night.
He has been identified as Guru Charan Patra alias Guria. He suffered bullet injuries on his left leg and was rushed to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Acting on a tip-off, a special team of police raided the place. Seeing police, Guria first opened fire on the former and tried to flee the spot. But he sustained bullet injuries on his left leg by police who fired in retaliation.
Police also seized a gun, live bullets from his possession.
Several criminal cases, including a bombing case in Jagatpur area were pending against him in different police stations in Cuttack district.