Vandalism at police station: Main accused & vice-president of BYJD arrested

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Saturday arrested the main accused, Prakash Tripathy, in connection with the case of vandalism at Saheed Nagar Police Station and attack on four cops including the Inspector-in-charge and Assistant sub-inspector on March 3.

Tripathy, Vice-President of Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BYJD), who was accused of instigating the violence, was arrested by a team of special squad of the Commissionerate Police. He will be forwarded to the court today.

Later in the day, Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty said that raids are on to nab all the other accused involved in the attack against the police officials.

On March 3, a group of youths had gone to the Saheed Nagar PS to lodge a complaint but later they assaulted the on-duty police personnel and also vandalised the police station. ASI Abhaya Kumar Rout had sustained severe head injury in the attack.

As many as seven persons including former secretary of Biju Chhatra Janata Dal, Amit Jena, have been arrested so far in connection with the incident.