Bombs hurled at PCR van in Cuttack, home guard injured

Cuttack: A home guard was injured after unidentified miscreants hurled crude bombs at a Police Control Room (PCR) van in Kurunti village under Cuttack Sadar Police limits in the district late Friday night.

The home guard Kedarnath Samal has sustained minor head injuries in the incident. He was immediately shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital and his condition is said to be stable after primary treatment.

According to reports, a team of police had reached Kurunti village after getting reports that miscreants have threatened a contractor to pay Rs 1 lakh extortion last night.

Earlier, the criminals had lobbed bombs at the contractor’s house and threatened him at gunpoint after the latter refused to budge to their demands.

Basing on the complaint filed by the contractor, the police have detained two suspects while further investigation in connection with the incident is on.