Attack on Odisha cops inside PS: Another accused arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Twin City Commissionerate Police today arrested one Lalatendu Mallick for allegedly attacking cops inside the Saheed Nagar police station in Odisha capital.

With this, the number of arrests in the case mounted to nine. Earlier, the Saheed Nagar police had arrested eight, including prime accused Prakash Tripathy, former State Vice-President of Biju Yuva Janata Dal.

As many as four police personnel had sustained critical injuries on March 3 after several miscreants attacked the cops, including the IIC and ASI, during night. The miscreants initially attacked three persons who were detained at the police station in a road accident case. Cops present inside the police station tried to stop the attackers, during which they thrashed the four police officials.

The assailants had also ransacked the police station by vandalizing furniture, CCTV cameras, TV set and flower pots.

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