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25 August 2019


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Puri: A dreaded criminal Dibana Behera was injured in an encounter by a joint operational team from Baseli Sahi and Kumbharpada Police stations. The encounter occurred at about 2 am on Sunday at Ashram Chhak on Nabakalebara Road here.

The Police had received confirmed information from sources that Dibana has received a contract to murder and they planned to stop him. When they intercepted him, Dibana fired shots at the cops. In an exchange of fire, Dibana received a bullet just below his right knee. Baseli Sahi Police station IIC Jibanananda Jena was also injured in the encounter.

Dibana was first admitted to Puri Sadar Hospital but was later shifted to Cuttack SCB Medical College and Hospital as his condition worsened.

Dibana, a resident of Gokha Sahi, has about 27 cases registered against him at various police stations. Cops have seized a 2 mm pistol, live bullets and a bike from his possession.

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Umashankar Dash, SP, Puri