A sub-inspector has been suspended for negligence in duty in connection with the explosion at Balanga Police Station in Puri district.
The BJP launched a direct attack on rival Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for trying to influence the forthcoming by-election to the adjoining Pipili Assembly constituency. The party has also raised serious questions over the role of the police in the incident.
A massive explosion rocked Balanga Police Station at Puri on Monday (Sept 27) night. Such was the intensity of the blast that the station got reduced to rubble within seconds. Sources said that a huge cache of seized explosives that were kept inside the police station exploded.