Khalikote,(Ganjam),10/05/19: Continuing with its crackdown on history-shelters in the district, today morning at 04.24 AM following an encounter under Khalikote Police station the exchange of Fire taken place at Narayani temple road Khallikote. As a result Veteran criminal Manoj Swain received gunshot injury on his left leg.
According the information from Mr Utkal Keshari Dash,SDPO, a team of Khalikote police lead by Mr Sunil Kumar Behera,IIC carried out a raid around 04:20 AM this morning after getting a information a tip-off the presence of Hardcore Criminal Manoj Swain and his associates are at Narayani temple Jn.
Finding the police team approaching him Manoj Swain and one of his associate opened fire at the cops with a motive to escape. However, the duo fell off their bike but Manoj Swain after sustaining bullet injuries on legs in return fire and caught but his associate fled from the spot.
“Police have seized one pulsar bike one pistol two live cartridge one empty khoka two live bombs from the spot.
IIC ,Mr Behera and two constables one OAPF received injury and Immediately shifted the injured police staff to Khallikote hospital for treatment while injured Manoj Swain shifted to MKCG Hospital by ambulance. Said Utkal.