Bolangir: A police personnel identified as Sunil Das was critically injured in an exchange of fire with Maoists near Gandhmardan Hill in Bolangir district on Sunday.

The Red rebels fired when the police team was returning to their camp after a combing operation near hill under Khaprakhol police limits, police official said.

During an exchange of fire between police personnels and Maoists, Das was injured and was taken to a nearby hospital.