Chilika MLA Prasanta Jagadev will be arrested: Central Range IG

Chilika: Controversial Chilika MLA Prashant Jagdev will be arrested after recovering from injuries, informed Central Range IG Narasingha Bhol today.

It is to be noted here that a group of people attacked the Chilika MLA after he ran his car into them near Banpur block office in Khurda district earlier today.

More than 20 people including six-seven cops were injured after they were run over by the legislator, who also sustained severe injuries after being attacked by the angry mob.

While speaking about the incident, Central Range IG said, “The election process for the chairman post of Banpur Block was underway some candidates along with their supporters were present here and a huge number of people were also present on the spot. In the meantime, Chilika MLA Prasanta Jagadev came in a vehicle.”

“The in-charge of Banpur Police station Rashmi Ranjan Sahoo and other senior officials advised the MLA not to process forward due to heavy crowd. However, he did not obey and threatened to enter by running his car over the people,” he added.

He further informed that even the in-charge of Banpur Police station pleaded with the MLA not to go ahead by standing in front of his vehicle. However, the MLA ran his car over the police officers and some people and entered inside the Banapur Block office due to which 10 cops, 2 media persons and 6 other people were injured.

The accused MLA is under Police custody. Currently, he is undergoing treatment and will be arrested after recovering as an attempt to murder case along with other charges has been filed against him at Banpur police station, the Central Range IG informed adding that an investigation under the leadership of DSP-ranked officer will be done.

Meanwhile, all the injured persons are undergoing treatment at different hospitals.

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