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Crackdown On Criminals: Second Encounter In 24 Hours In Odisha's Ganjam


15 September 2019

Rabindranath Behera


Berhampur Within a day of nabbing notorious criminal Koko, another criminal has been taken custody in yet another successful encounter near Palur by the Ganjam Police on Sunday morning.

As per Police records, cops had laid a trap to nab Puintala’s Pramod Barik (29) at Palur. In an exchange of fire at about 3.30 am, Barik received a bullet in his right leg. Two constables too sustained minor injuries.

Barik was first taken to Chattrapur Hospital and then to MKCG Hospital here for treatment.

Police seized a motorcycle, a mouser and two live bullets from the site. There were a number of cases lodges against Barik across several Police stations in Khurda and Ganjam districts; including murderous attack on one Rajiv.

It is important to note here that this is Ganjam Police’s 71st successful encounter.