Puri: A notorious criminal was injured in an encounter with police on Konark marine drive road near Ramachandi temple in Odisha’s Puri district last night.
The criminal, identified as Kalia Muduli, sustained bullet injuries on his leg and was admitted to Puri district headquarters hospital for treatment.
Kalia, a resident of Baseli Sahi in Puri, was on the run for his alleged involvement in a bombing at Market Chhak on July 9.
On being informed about his movement on the marine drive road during midnight, Kumbharpada police chased him.
He opened fire at the cops near Ramachandi temple in a bid to escape but was injured in retaliation by policemen and fell down.
He was nabbed by police and hospitalised.