2 dreaded criminals injured in police encounter in Ganjam

Berhampur: Continuing with its crackdown on history-sheeters in the district, Ganjam police today arrested dreaded criminal duo Sunil Kumar Jena and Krushna Chandra Jena following an encounter under Aska police limits today.

As per the report, a team of Aska Police under IIC Santosh Jena carried out the raid in the morning after getting a tip off on the presence of the criminal duo on Pallimal Road near Charimail area. Finding the police team approaching him Krushna and Sunil opened fire at the cops with a motive to escape. However, the duo fell off their bike after sustaining bullet injuries on legs in return fire and were caught.

“Police have seized 2 pistols, 5 live bullets, cash and the bike from the possession of the held criminals. Me and a Sub Inspector also sustained minor injuries during the encounter,” Informed IIC Jena.

“The arrested duo has been admitted to Aska Hospital for treatment,” he added.

Notably, the held duo was involved in local BJD leader Sadanand Lenka murder which took place on December 31 night last year.

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