Encounter At Cuttack Injures Dreaded Criminal Khokan

**Cuttack:** Dreaded criminal Pinaki Ranjan Barik alias Khokan was nabbed by Badambadi police following a fierce encounter at link road in the wee hours of Tuesday. Khokan sustained bullet injury on his right leg as is presently being treated at the SCB Medical College And Hospital.

Acting on tip off, the Badambadi IIC along with other police officials raided the Link Road area. After spotting the cops, Khokan tried to flee the spot by firing at the former following which police retaliated by firing back in which a bullet hit his right leg. A police official was also injured in the encounter.

Apart from nabbing him, a 9-mm country-made pistol and two rounds of live ammunition were also seized from his possession.

Notably, Khokan was allegedly involved in a series bomb hurling incidents near Badambadi area during Dushehra.