Berhampur,06/08/19:In a major crackdown on criminals in the State, two wanted law breakers were arrested today following separate police encounters in two places Aska of Ganjam district and Kujang of Jagatsinghpur. Three policemen were also injured in the encounters.
In Aska, an encounter took place near Charimile square on Aska-Balipadar Road at around 5 AM when dreaded criminal Guruprasad Swain was injured while one of his associates Kalu Biswal managed to escape. Later, Swain was admitted to the MKCG Hospital.
Acting on a tip-off about the movement of Guruprasad and Kalu, police had deployed a team to nab them. When the criminals riding a motorcycle were going towards Balipadar, police intercepted them. Subsequently, the duo fired and hurled a bomb at the police. In retaliatory firing by police, Guruprasad was injured. A total of 13 cases including murder and dacoity are pending against him.
In a statement SP,Ganjam Mr Brijesh Ray told its a long pending case at Aska Police station. “I am glad my Officers could able to nab in receipt of Intelligence input.I personally convey my best wishes to courageous office for their success.