19 March 2019
Cuttack: Cracking down on criminal activities, cops nabbed a dreaded criminal in an encounter in Malgodown area here late last night. The criminal has been identified as Manoj Swain alias Manua.
Reportedly, IIC of Malgodown Rabi Narayan Bhanja received reliable information that Manua was hiding out at back side of Biswaguru law college near a water tank on Mahanadi river embankment holding five bombs in a plastic bags. Taking all precaution, the cops proceeded to apprehend but Manua immediately hurled one live bomb towards the them. Due to this, R N Bhanja along with SI Sunil Yadav and Havildar Gulam Muhammad sustained injuries.
In retaliation, Bhanja opened one round of controlled fire from his service pistol aiming below the waist of the accused. Manua sustained injuries on his left leg and was nabbed. The remaining bombs were also seized his possession.