Angul: Couple of days after dreaded criminal Bilu Khan sustained injuries in an encounter with police in Odisha’s Angul district, his associate Badal Rout was injured last night in a similar way.
Acting on a tip-off, the special squad of Angul Police tried to intercept Badal near Talcher MCL mines area here. However, Badal opened fire at cops in a bid to escape.
During retaliation by the policemen, he sustained bullet injuries on his right leg and was nabbed. He was initially admitted to the Angul district headquarters hospital and later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Police have seized a pistol and two bullets from his possession.
Notably, Badal’s associate Bilu Khan was injured in police encounter near Derjang Project area on November 19 while planning to loot Rantalei petrol pump.