Balasore: Officials of Flying Squad of the Excise Department were reportedly attacked by locals of Patapur village under Rupsa police limits in Odisha’s Balasore district today over ganja seizure.
According to reports, the squad seized more than 100 kg of ganja from the house of one Mantu Pradhan of the village this morning and arrested a person in this connection.
Later, some of the villagers thrashed the officials and forcibly took away the seized ganja from them. The locals also ransacked the vehicle of the officials and freed the arrested person from their custody.
A police complaint has been lodged in this regard and investigation is underway.