Minister’s son held for ‘attack’ on cops


Keonjhar: Senior BJD leader and School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra’s son Debashish Patra was arrested on Wednesday night on charges of attacking police personnel.

Keonjhar police arrested Debashish from Chhatia-Tangi area in Cuttack.

Reportedly on Tuesday, Ghasipur police had gone to Padna village to arrest one Pradeep Sahoo in connection with a group clash between BJD workers and Sana Sena activists.

Angry over the police action, Debasish and his associates attacked police officials near Padana Chhak. At least five police personnel sustained injuries in the brawl and had return empty handed.

Two cases were registered against seven persons, including the minister’s son, at Ghasipura police station yesterday for allegedly assaulting the on-duty cops.

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