Former BJD youth leader arrested in West Bengal

Koraput: A former BJD youth leader was arrested from West Bengal for allegedly firing at a man and assaulting another at Jeypore in Koraput district, police informed today.

The former BJD Jeypore youth wing chief has been identified as 25-year-old Bikash Patra, who was absconding after the alleged crime on September 25. Patra was caught from Hatiara area in the neighbouring state on Wednesday.

According to police, Patra is accused of firing at one Santosh Nayak and assaulting his father Narendra Nayak near Palace Chhack in the town.

Police said six others had earlier been arrested in connection with the incident.

(With PTI inputs)