Berhampur: Two criminals sustained injuries in an encounter with police near Kanheipur in Khallikote area of Odisha’s Ganjam district early this morning.
They have been identified as Mitu Pradhan and Sauri Nahaka, both accused in over 18 criminal cases, police sources said.
While Sauri sustained bullet injuries on both his legs, Mitu was injured on his left leg.
Cops had to retaliate as Mitu opened fire at policemen when they tried to frisk their vehicle, reports said.
The duo was initially rushed to Khalikote hospital and later shifted to MKCG hospital here.
As many as 2 pistols, 5 bullets and a bike were seized from their possession.