KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: Continuing with its crackdown on the accused involved in attacking the residence of VK Pandian, CM Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary last Saturday, the Commissionerate Police today arrested another accused from Sarakantara area here.
The accused has been identified as Balaram Khuntia alias Balia.
Balia was the part of the group of BJP men who staged a protest before the senior IAS offcier’s residence on the day of the incident and went berserk afterwards. After barging into Pandian’s house they damaged some flower pots and vehicles and hurled cow-dung targeting the gate.
Police arrested four persons conducting raids at different places following the incident which attracted widespread criticism from various forums. The Odisha IAS, IPS and OAS associations also met Naveen and demanded stringent action against the culprits yesterday and also received an assurance on the same.
With Balaram’s arrest the total number of arrested persons in the incident has risen to five.