Attack on minister: Supporters demand arrest of culprits

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Bhubaneswar: A day after miscreants pelted stones on the vehicle of School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra, his supporters on Monday staged a road blockade on NH-20 near Jarda Chhak in Anandapur demanding immediate arrest of the culprits.

Following the blockade, hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the national highway for a few hours.

Later, the agitators withdrew the blockade and gheraoed Ghasipura and Ghatagaon police stations demanding arrest of the culprits.

According to reports, unidentified miscreants pelted stones at the car of the minister Badri Narayan Patra on Sunday during immersion of Ganesh idol at Belabahali village under Anandapur block of Keonjhar district.

Meanwhile, police personnel have been deployed in the area to control any untoward situation.

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