Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Chhatrapur, Jan 5:
A day after the incident, Chhatrapur police today arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in pelting eggs and tomatoes at Odisha Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Das Burma’s car here yesterday.
The three accused– Arun Nayak, Hadu Reddy and Kalia Raul—were arrested by Chhatrapur police today.
Activists claiming to be members of the students’ and youth wings of the Congress party had hurled eggs and tomatoes at the Minister’s car near the Chhatrapur College square on the national highway while he was on his way to attend the golden jubilee celebrations of Behampur University.
While the Students’ Congress has claimed responsibility for the act, the Minister has alleged it to be the handiwork of a former MLA from Puri district.
It may be mentioned here that the Minister was faced with egg and tomato attacks on two consequitive days. On Sunday, the Congress activists hurled eggs at Minister’s car at the Special Circuit House in Puri alleging largescale irregularities in the allotment of ration cards. The following day, a similar incident took place at district headquarters town on Ganjam.
While five Congress activists were arrested yesterday for their involvement in the Puri incident, three activists have been arrested today for Chhatrapur incident.