**Ganjam:** Dreaded criminal Babu Nayak, who was allegedly involved in at least 40 robbery cases including high profile Buguda Bank robbery, sustained injuries on both of his legs and hand in an encounter with the police here.
The incident occurred in a jungle in Garuda Pathara village in Jagannath Prasad block under Tarasingh PS here in the district.
According to reports, a team consisting Bhanjanagar PS and Tarasingh PS personnel were chasing Babu near the Janibandra Road area.
After spotting the cops, Babu tried to flee the spot by firing at the former following which police retaliated by firing back. The accused was shot thrice and was critically injured in the encounter.
He was later admitted to the Bhanjanagar Hospital here.
The police have recovered arms and ammunitions in a huge quantity from Babu. According to reports, one kg gold, one pistol, one bike, bomb and detonator were recovered from his possession.