9 arrested for assaulting Chilika MLA Prasanta Jagadev

Bhubaneswar: As many as 9 persons have been reportedly arrested on Monday for assaulting Chilika MLA Prasanta Jagadev earlier this month.

The accused persons were arrested following raids by the Special Squad led by Balugaon SDPO at different places. The team apprehended the accused persons from the jungle near Old Bankadagarh palace, Niladriprashad.

They are being produced before JMFC Banapur. Further investigation of the case is in progress to arrest the rest. This relates to Banapur PS Case No-117/22.

It is pertinent to mention here that Chilika MLA Prasanta Jagadev was assaulted by angry locals after he mowed down several people near Banapur Block office in Khurda district on March 12. More than 20 people including six-seven cops, journalists and women were injured in the incident.

While conducting a probe into the case, police also arrested the Chilika MLA on March 22.

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