Vikash Sharma

Clearing air on the mystery surrounding the firing on Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das, Brajarajnagar SDPO Gupteswar Bhoi on Sunday said that one Assistant Sub-Inspector was involved in the act.

The Assistant Sub-Inspector, identified as Gopal Das, was posted at Gandhi chhak. "Assistant Sub-Inspector Gopal Das fired at Minister Naba Das from his revolver,” informed Bhoi.

According to Bhoi, the exact reason as to why the ASI fired at the Minister is not clear. The concerned official has been taken into custody and is being interrogated.

When asked on whose instruction the ASI fired at the minister, the SDPO said that there is no such information in this regard. Earlier, the Odisha Health Minister and senior BJD leader Naba Das was injured after he was shot at near Brajarajnagar’s Gandhi chhak.

The Minister was on his way to attend a programme when the firing incident was reported. The incident has raised serious question on the security measures as police escort was also provided to Naba Das who was scheduled to attend a mega programme.

(Reported by Bhagirathi Sahoo)

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