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BJD worker arrested for poll violence

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Phulbani, Apr 5:

Police arrested a worker of the ruling BJD for indulging in violence in Phiringia in Kandhamal district of Odisha during the poll campaign.

Phulbani, SDPO, Pravat Panigrahi said Pareswar Mallick, a BJD worker was arrested on Friday in connection with poll violence and  booked under sections 341, 294, 313, 325, 506/34 of the IPC.

Police said according to the complaint, Mallick and his associates assaulted one Simanchal Mallick of Nuapadar and others at Jargipada village while the latter were campaigning forBJP’s Phulbani assembly candidate Deba Narayan Pradhan .

Simanchal sustained head injuries in the attack and was admitted to the Phiringia Primary Health Centre and was later shifted to the district headquarters hospital at Phulbani, Panigrahi said.

Similarly, two days back, some BJD workers had allegedly raided the camp office of BJP at Bandhagarh under Phiringia police station and  threatened the party workers to close down their office, police said.