**Ganjam:** Under Ganjam police’s ‘Clean Crime’ initiative, a dreaded criminal was injured in a police encounter near Gudidhepa in Khallikote here today morning. Sources said that this was Ganjam police’s 57th encounter and 60th target.
The criminal Anant Kumar Macchua alias Mani sustained injuries on his right leg during the encounter, that occurred in 4.30 am, and was admitted to MKCG Medical College & Hospital for treatment. The cops also seized 1 pistol, 3 live bullets and a bike for the criminal’s possession.
Hailing from Ranpur in Nayagarh, he is involved in over 10 cases in Khordha, Nayagarh and Ganjam, informed police officials.
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