Police forms spl team to investigate torching of BSE office

The Sambalpur Police Thursday formed a special team to investigate the torching of the office of the Board of Secondary Education (BSE), here on Wednesday.

A special team has been formed under the leadership of Sadar Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) to investigate the incident, said Sambalpur Superintendent of Police, Sanjeev Arora.

The SP said, a case has been registered under various sections of IPC in connection with the torching of BSE office and the police team has begun the investigation to identify the people involved in the incident.

Action will be taken against those found involved, he said adding that the police team has also been directed to collect CCTV footage of the nearby area of the BSE office for identification of the culprits.

The incident took place in the afternoon on Wednesday. Around 8 to 10 unidentified people barged into the BSE office when the staff were working, police said.

They asked the office staff to leave the building and allegedly set the office on fire after ransacking it. Many important documents, furniture besides certificates were gutted in the fire, police said.

Deputy Secretary of the BSE, Sambalpur Zone, Suryamani Majhi said: "we are yet to assess the loss. We will check the office in presence of police on Friday. The actual data on loss of documents besides certificates could be ascertained after the checking.