Bhubaneswar: The Puri police on Friday morning nabbed criminal Rabi Pradhan following an encounter in which he was injured critically.
According to information, a patrolling team of Gop police stumbled upon Rabi at Kadua bridge and asked him to surrender. However, he fired at them. In retaliation, police opened fire at him. Rabi received injuries in his right leg.
Police recovered a pistol and a bike from him.
Police have now shifted him to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack for treatment.
Rabi has many cases registered against him at different police station in Puri district. He was suspected to be involved in the Bali Ghaat firing incident occurred a week ago.