Mob Torches Police Vehicle: 19 Accused Forwarded To Court


Jajpur: At least 19 persons, who were arrested for their alleged complicity in setting police vans on fire at Pansudha village under Balichandrapur police station limits in Jajpur district, were forwarded to court on Sunday.

Meanwhile, three others including two minors and one elderly man were not forwarded to court, sources said

Notably, a clash broke between two groups of people at Panasudha village over the claiming of a podium for ‘Astaprahari’ rituals. Later, the cops reached the village and intervened to stop the clash. Irate villagers then set two police vans on fire.

Following this, the police team raided the village which falls under Balichandrapur police limits late in the night, and picked up 19 villagers for their alleged involvement in the arson.

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