Himansu Shekhar Rout

A group of 25 to 30 youths reportedly stormed into Ambabhona police station in Bargarh district and vandalized the PS on Sunday. The incident reportedly took place hours after police conducted raids on a picnic party.

Acting on a tipoff about drug abuse in the picnic party, a team of police personnel raided the party, but they could not get anything related to establish the allegations. Thereafter, a heated argument ensued between the youths and police. The two sides even came closer to a confrontation, sources said. 

A few minutes later, those youths allegedly came to the police station and resorted to vandalism- broke tables, chairs and window panes, and later managed to escape. 

It is suspected that the vandalism was an act of retaliation for the raid on the picnic party.

Till the last report came in, Bargarh SDPO had reached the police station to take stock of the situation.

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