Cops injured in attack by intruders from Jharkhand in Mayurbhanj

Baripada: Four police personnel were injured in Mayurbhanj district on Thursday as group of people from neighbouring Jharkhand attacked them after being denied entry into Odisha in view of lockdown to contain the spread of Covid-19, police said.

Around 20 people riding motor-cycles from Jharkhand tried to forcibly enter into Odisha at Benisagar on the inter-state border, but they were stopped by the police personnel deployed at the entry point which has been sealed due to ongoing shutdown, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Karanjia, Narayan Nayak said.

On being denied entry, the intruders turned violent and pelted stones on the policemen, the SDPO said,adding the miscreants also damaged the barricade erected on the border gate.

Four police personnel sustained injuries and they have been admitted to hospital at nearby Raruan, police said The miscreants fled the scene after attacking the security personnel.

With the help of Jharkhand police,two persons have been arrested in this connection and investigation into the incident is in progress, Nayak said.


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