Attack on cops: Minister’s son sent to judicial custody

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Keonjhar: Debasish Patra, son of Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra was sent to judicial custody after his bail plea was rejected by a local court on Thursday, in connection with an attack on cops.

Patra was arrested by Keonjhar police on Wednesday night from Chhatia-Tangi area in Cuttack on charges of attacking police personnel.

According to reports, on Tuesday, Ghasipur police had gone to Padna village to arrest one Pradeep Sahoo in connection with a group clash between BJD workers and Sana Sena activists.

Angry over the police action, Debasish and his associates attacked police officials near Padana Chhak in which at least five police personnel sustained injuries.

Two cases were registered against seven persons, including the minister’s son, at Ghasipura police station yesterday for allegedly assaulting the on-duty cops.

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