Four cops hurt in group attack on patrol van in Aul

Kendrapara : Four policemen, including an ASI of Aul police, were injured after an attack on a group of youths on Niala-Gaudpatna Chhak near Aul in Kendrapara district today.
According to reports, a team led by ASI Bhagban Manjhi was patrolling the area when a group of people suddenly attacked a police van and resorted to vandalism.
The window panes of the vehicle were completely damaged in the attack and pieces of broken glass penetrated into the body of police personnel. ASI and three constables, who were injured in the attack, were admitted to Aul Hospital.
According to sources, some youth were celebrating Ganesh Puja in the area and playing music on loudspeakers without permission. Subsequently, a police team seized the musical instrument this morning.
Two groups in the area had earlier clashed over the distribution of ‘Prasad’ on Ganesh Puja. Sources said that due to group clashes and intervention of police, law and order situation in the area worsened.

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