Dreaded criminal Pramod Barik injured in police encounter in Ganjam

Berhampur: Continuing its crackdown on history-sheeters in the district, police arrested dreaded criminal Pramod Barik following an encounter on Palurkrishnaprasad Road here in the wee hours today.

Acting upon a tip-off on the whereabouts of Pramod, Berhampur Police launched a raid on him at around 3.50 am in the wee hours today. Finding the police team approaching him the encounter who was travelling on a bike opened fire at cops in a bid to escape in which at least two Constables sustained injuries.

As the police team retaliated with firing Pramod was struck with a bullet on his right leg and fall off the bike to get nabbed later.

Police seized a motorcycle, one mouser and two live cartridges from the possession of the held criminal from the spot.

Pramod was rushed to SD Hospital in Chhatrapur and then shifted to MKCG Medical for treatment post his arrest.

The held accused has a number of cases pending against him at various police stations which include the recent murderous attack on Sudhir Padhi of Ganjam.

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