Berhampur (Odisha), Sep 29 (PTI) A man wanted in connection with several criminal cases was today arrested, following an encounter in which three policemen were also injured, police said. Also Read - Miscreant killed in encounter with police

The man, identified as Santosh Gouda, sustained gunshot injuries on both his legs in the exchange of fire at New Baiganabadi under Berhampur Sadara Police Station limit, a police official said. Also Read - Gangster arrested by police after exchange of fire

Some ammunition and a motorbike were seized from his possession, he said, adding, one of his accomplices managed to escape. Also Read - Mom, son die within 24 hours; family donates their eyes

Three police personnel, including inspector-in-charge, Berhampur Sadara, Siba Shankar Mohapatra, sustained injuries in the encounter, the official said.

Goud was admitted at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital, where his condition was stated to be stable, hospital sources said.

At least 16 criminal cases, including that of a double murder, were lodged against him in Berhampur Sadara Police Station, the police official added.

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