Khordha: At least 16 persons have been arrested so far for allegedly ransacking the Begunia police station in Odisha’s Khordha district yesterday.
This apart, police have seized as many as 12 vehicles in this connection. The arrests were made after three police teams conducted raids in Begunia and Bolagarh areas.
Hundreds of locals had yesterday barged into the Begunia police station and ransacked the PS besides injuring a police official. Demanding arrest of Begunia MLA Prasanta Kumar Jagadev, the locals staged a demonstration and later entered inside the police station premises forcibly, damaged furniture and tore files. Sub-inspector Mahendra Sethi was reportedly injured in the attack by them.
The locals alleged that MLA Jagadev had threatened and misbehaved with Naba Kishore Swain, a former sarpanch and a local Congress leader. They further complained of police inaction despite lodging of an FIR at the police station in this regard.
Following yesterday’s incident, Begunia police have issued a notice to the MLA.