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4 arrested after miscreants vandalise IAS officer's compound

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A group of miscreants here, holding flags, today barged into the residential premises of a senior in Patnaik's office and indulged in vandalism, police said. At least four persons were arrested following the incident, of said, The miscreants stormed into the compound of the quarters of V K Pandian, to the chief minister, They also hurled cow dung at the main gate accusing the of working for the ruling BJD and interfering in political affairs, the police said. A staff at the residence claimed that the attackers, who described themselves as activists and carried party flags and placards, also assaulted him besides damaging the and some vehicles parked inside the compound. While the was not immediately available for comment, the of police said that the attack on the house of a public servant was a very serious matter and must be condemned. Stating that the police had taken a serious view of the incident, Khurania said "lawlessness cannot be tolerated at any cost and stern action will be taken against those involved in the incident." Condemning the incident, said the attack was "unfortunate and it exposed the real mindset of leaders". Stating that such violent acts and intolerance were unacceptable in a democracy, Deb said action would be taken as per law and those involved in the incident would be arrested. state unit vice president, Sameer Mohanty, said it was not proper on the part of a government to be active in political matters and work for the ruling party. Several politicians, including some in the ruling BJD, have been recently targeting the officer, accusing him of interfering in party affairs.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 13:40 IST
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