Rayagada: Rayagada Police arrested a notorious criminal, H Siva, who was involved in about 50 criminal cases. He was caught during a brief encounter here on Monday morning, said police.
Based on a tip-off, Rayagada Police ambushed Siva who fired shots at the Police. In retaliation, Siva received a bullet in his leg. In a critical state, he was referred to Rayagada DHH then to MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur for better treatment, said Police reports.
SI Rigan Kindo and Constable Dilip Hota also sustained injuries in the brief exchange of fire.
A case under the Arms Act was registered and a probe initiated.