Dhenkanal: A group of miscreants reportedly thrashed a police team and snatched the service gun near Nuapatna market in Tigiria of Dhenkanal district today.
The team of cops had reportedly gone to Tigiria in civil dress and in a private vehicle to nab an accused person, against whom a case of abduction was filed by the family members of a minor girl. However, they were thrashed by some miscreants all of a sudden and released the accused persons. Dhenkanal Police Station ASI Chandrakant Sethi was injured following the attack.
Apart from snatching the service gun of the ASI, the miscreants also damaged the police vehicle.
Sethi has been admitted at Tigiria Hospital for treatment.
On being informed Athgarh SDPO Bijay Kumar Bishi rushed, Dhenkanal SDPO and cops from the nearby police station rushed to the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.