Bomb hurled at youth BJD leader’s vehicle in Jajpur

Jajpur: Youth BJD president of Dharmasala block of Jajpur district, Prasanna Rout was injured after a youth hurled a bomb at his vehicle today. Rout was admitted to the local hospital with minor injuries on his hand.

According to sources, a bomb was hurled at Rout’s vehicle by a youth near Nakapul while the leader was on his way to Jaraka Bazar. The miscreant who hurled the bomb at Rout’s vehicle fled from the spot, informed sources.

Meanwhile, Rout has filed a written complaint at Dharmasala Police Station.

“The youth was following me for the last five to six days after trying to extort Rs 10 lakh from me. I denied paying them the amount and have informed about the same to the IIC of the police station,” Rout said.

However, no comments were available from police officials on the matter.