Jeypore, July 17 (LocalWire): A notorious inter-district drug peddler was injured during the wee hours today following an encounter with police patrol squad near Hatisala Chowk on the outskirts of Jeypore town in Koraput district.
The drug peddler Kabul Khara (45) opened two rounds of fire at the police team when the patrolling squad tried to intercept the car that he was travelling in at around 4.30 am.
The police returned fire and Khara was wounded in the gun battle that lasted for about five minutes, police said.
A car, one 7 mm pistol and live ammunition were seized from the possession of the accused who manages a syndicate of peddlers smuggling ganja.
Police were in search of Khara, who was wanted in at least five cases of drug peddling.
Khara, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital in the district headquarters, is stated to be out of danger.