4 cops injured as villagers attack police, excise officials

Berhampur: At least four police personnel, including two women constables, were injured when a group of people allegedly attacked them at Bhimpur village under Ganjam district’s Badagada police station limits.

The villagers allegedly attacked the cops after the police along with the excise personnel, raided to destroy an illegally-run country-made liquor unit in the village and nab a person from the spot yesterday.

The villagers attacked the police and excise personnel, said Sub Divisional Police Officer, Aska, A K Mohanty.

While one of the injured police personnel was undergoing treatment at Badagada hospital, the other three constables, including two women, were released after treatment.

The condition of the injured personnel was stated to be out of danger, said inspector in-charge, Badagada police station B Routray.

The Police said one platoon of police force along with at least 15 police and excise staff had jointly raided the village.

They successfully destroyed the country-made liquor manufacturing unit, destroyed a large quantities of country liquor and nabbed a person from the spot.

The villagers, including the women in large numbers armed with weapons like bamboo, axe and sickles prevented the police and excise personnel when they were returning. The mob also snatched away the man who was nabbed by the police, Routray added.