The attackers also hurled cow dung at the main gate accusing the official of working for the ruling BJD and interfering in political affairs.
A staff at the residence claimed that the attackers, who described themselves as BJP activists and carried party flags and placards, also assaulted him besides damaging flower pots and some vehicles parked inside the compound.
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.
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.
It may be noted that several politicians, including some in the ruling BJD, have recently targeted the officer accusing him of interfering in party affairs.
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