Miscreants open fire at Railway AGM, flee

Bhubaneswar: Triggering tension in the crowded locality of Srivihar area near Patia in the city, three miscreants open fire at the vehicle of East Coast Railway (ECoR) assistant general manager Ajay Kumar this afternoon.

According to sources, the incident took place around 3 pm when Kumar was returning home in Srivihar area in his Scorpio car. The three miscreants on a Pulsar motorcycle overtook his car near Patia.

They then stopped his car and threatened him with life. Later, they opened two rounds of fire targeting him and his vehicle before fleeing. Kumar, however, managed to escape narrowly, the sources said.

Meanwhile, police have rushed to the spot and launch a manhunt for the miscreants. Tender-fixing is suspected to be behind the incident, the sources added.