Pradeep Pattanayak

More than a hundred BJP leaders and workers on Friday laid siege to Salepur police station demanding action against the culprits who attacked their election agent and a worker on voting day. 

According to the agitating workers, on the polling day, BJP’s election agent Sanjay Rout and another worker Abhisekh Panda had been attacked murderously at booths nos 184 and 185 under Salepur police limits. 

In this regard, the police are yet to arrest anyone. 

Protesting against the police inaction, BJP leader Arindam Roy, Cuttack district BJP president Ramnarayan Mohanty and workers took out a rally which culminated at the Salepur police station. They called off their agitation after Cuttack’s Additional Superintendent of Police K P Pattanayak promised them that the culprits would be arrested. 

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“Today we gheraoed the police station for the police not taking any action against those involved in the attack on our election agent and a worker. However, we called off our agitation after ASP, Cuttack; K P Pattanayak assured us that they would arrest the accused by tonight. If they are not arrested within 24 hours, we will intensify our agitation in the coming days,” said Roy. 

When contacted, Cuttack ASP K P Pattanayak said, “They demanded the arrest of the accused involved in the case. We will definitely arrest those whose involvement is proved.”

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