Odishatv Bureau

Cuttack: A traffic constable was injured grievously after being attacked by five unidentified miscreants while he was on duty to regulate traffic ahead of Chief Minister's visit to the Trishulia for bridge inauguration on Wednesday.

Some activists of a particular political party had a scuffle with constable Surendra Jank while he was managing traffic at Khan Nagar square. Some hours later, five persons came and thrashed him in which he sustained grave injuries on hand and head.

"They enquired about an alleged scuffle between their associates and cops. As I feigned ignorance about any such incident, they beat me up severely," Surendra said.

A complaint was registered with Madhupatna police regarding the incident, ACP (traffic) Pradeep Dalai said. "Our constable Surendra Jank was on duty at Khan Nagar Square when CM's carcade passed peacefully. Soon after, some unidentified persons reached there and thrashed him," Dalai added.