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10 held for attack on Odisha Minister

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Bhubaneswar, Feb 24: As many as 10 people have been held in connection with the attack on Odisha’s Law Minister Maheswar Mohanty in Puri town Friday night, an official said Monday.

Maheswar Mohanty after the attack ( pic : Sarat Mama )
Maheswar Mohanty after the attack ( pic : Sarat Mama )

“We have detained 10 people for questioning,” Superintendent of Police Anup Kumar Sahoo told IANS.

The vehicle used in the crime had been seized and police were trying to ascertain the motive behind the attack, he said.

Mohanty, 57, who also holds the portfolios of tourism, culture, planning, and coordination, was injured after being shot at by unknown assailants on February 21 at his home town Puri, 55 km from here.

Two to three people fired at him when he was returning home on his bike.

The minister sustained multiple injuries in hand and waist and is now recuperating at Kalinga hospital in the state capital.

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