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Berhampur, April 14: A dreaded criminal and two policemen were injured in an encounter at Jhadankuli area under sadar police limits here Friday night. The wanted criminal Mohan Rao and the injured policemen have been hospitalized.
According to sources police raided a place on specific information about presence of Rao and his accomplices, who were reportedly hatching a dacoity plan.
The accused opened fire on police party in a bid to escape. Police also returned the fire in which Rao sustained bullet injuries in his leg. He was admitted at a local hospital for treatment. Police resized a pistol from his possession.
As many as 17 cases are pending against him at various police stations.
Two policemen also sustained injuries in the operation. They are the inspector-in-charge and sub-inspector of Sadar police station.