Puri Police Nabs Two Notorious Criminals Post Encounter

**Puri: ** In an encounter with police, two dreaded criminals were injured and subsequently captured by the police at Kaji Patana near Mangalpur in the district here on Thursday night. The accused have been identified as Subash pradhan and Amar Omkar Solanki.

According to sources, a special team led by Puri SDPO conducted raid in Kaji Patana area to nab them while they were planning to execute a major crime. After spotting the cops, they tried to flee the spot by firing at the former following which police retaliated by firing back.

Subash and Amar sustained bullet injuries on leg. They were initially admitted to a local hospital and were later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital situated in Cuttack.

Apart from nabbing them, police has seized one 9 mm pistol, five rounds of live bullets and one apache motorcycle from their possession.

Both the criminals were involved in the Ganga Bhol firing case that took place near Kathapola under Sadar police limits. They were also arrested in a murder case in Gujarat.