Berhampur: More than 500 persons of five different villages have been booked under attempt to murder charges in connection with the attack on police officials at Gobindapur under Patapur police limits in Odisha’s Ganjam district.
The local police have registered three cases in the matter.
Notably, six police officials, including Patapur police station IIC, were injured and hospitalised after being attacked by locals yesterday.
A truck driver of Gobindapur was thrashed by two youths of Taptapani. Protesting the incident, locals were staging a road blockade near Gobindapur by placing trees disrupting vehicular movement.
On being informed, police reached the spot with an intention of pacifying the locals. However, they pelted stones at the cops injuring them.