Berhampur: Notorious criminal Manoj Swain sustained bullet injuries in an encounter with police near Narayan Temple in Khallikote area of Odisha’s Ganjam district early this morning.
As many as four cops including Khallikote police station IIC were also injured in the incident.
Exchange of fire took place between Manoj and police around 4.30 am, during which a bullet hit his left leg.
He was initially admitted to the Khallikote hospital and later shifted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.
Police have seized a gun, two bullets, a bike and a magazine from his possession.
An associate of Manoj managed to escape during the encounter. Efforts were on by police to apprehend him.