Phulbani: Notorious ganja peddler Muna Diggal was injured in an encounter with police here in Odisha’s Kandhamal district today.
Muna was under the scanner of police since November 2 after he allegedly attacked Officer-in-charge of Gochhapada police station, Mrityunjaya Pradhan with a knife leaving the cop injured.
Acting on a tip-off about the presence of Muna with his associates near Narayani hill here, Phulbani police raided the place. In a bid to escape, Muna opened fire two rounds of bullets at the policemen.
In retaliation by police, Muna sustained bullet injuries on his left hand and right leg. He was rescued and admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.