Nine arrested for attacking police during raid on cockfight event

Jajpur: Nine persons were arrested today for attacking police personnel during a raid at a cockfight event at Balia village under Sukinda of Jajpur district.

According to sources, a cockfight was being organised in the village when police raided the area after getting a tip off. However, protesting the raid, the villagers allegedly thrashed the police personnel. Six police personnel were injured in the attack and were admitted to Sukinda Community Health Centre (CHC).

Meanwhile, Police have forwarded the 9 arrested persons to court, sources added.

“Some of our staff members raided the area and arrested four gamblers and seized five cocks and Rs 4,500 cash. While returning to the police station, the gamblers, who had escaped, and some villagers assaulted the police staff,” said police official Rajendra Narayan Patnaik.