Dreaded criminal injured in police firing in Bolangir

Bolangir: A dreaded criminal was arrested following an encounter with police in Mahimunda area under Puintala police limits in Bolangir district last night.
The criminal, identified as Sitaram Rana, sustained bullet injuries on his left leg. He was initially rushed to a nearby hospital in Bhimabhoi Medical College and Hospital in Bolangir and later shifted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla.
According to sources, a police team launched an operation following a tip-off about Rana’s presence in the area. As the police team was trying to intercept him, Rana opened fire at them. He sustained a bullet injury when the cops fired in retaliation.
Police have also seized a country-made mouser from him.He will soon be shifted to police custody, officials said.

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