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A group of miscreants

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A group of miscreants holding flags barged into the residential premises here of a senior in Patnaik's office today and indulged in vandalism.

The miscreants stormed into the compound of the quarters of V K Pandian, to the chief minister, and allegedly ransacked some flower pots, police said.

The attackers also hurled cow dung at the main gate accusing the of working for the ruling BJD and interfering in political affairs.

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 flower pots and some vehicles parked inside the compound.

While the was not immediately available for comment, of said that attack on the house of a public servant is a very serious matter and must be condemned.

Stating that the police has 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."

While police action has already been launched and around some persons arrested so far, efforts are on to take more people into custody, he said. Investigation into the incident was in progress.

Condemning the incident, said attack on the house of a public servant was unfortunate and it exposed the real mindset of leaders.

Stating that such violent acts and intolerance are unacceptable in democracy, Deb said action would be taken as per law and those involved in the incident would be arrested.

state unit Vice President, said it is not proper on the part of a government to be active in political matters and work for the ruling party.

It may be noted that several politicians, including some in the ruling BJD, have recently targeted the accusing him of interfering in party affairs.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 15:20 IST