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Unknown persons fire at BJP youth leader's house

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Unknown persons fired at the house of a youth leader's house in area of Odisha's district, police said today.

Unknown persons with their faces covered came in a SUV and fired gunshots at the residence of Manoranjan Meher, circle of (BJYM), the youth wing of and fled away yesterday night, the police said.

There was no report of any casualty in the firing, they said adding that a case has been lodged and police was investigating the matter.

Meanwhile, the today accused the Biju of attempting to frighten its workers, but the ruling party rubbished the allegation and accused the BJP of politicising the incident.

"As the popularity of BJD is decreasing by the day, it has been trying to terrorise the BJP workers. But the people of are with the workers of BJP for which there is no need to fear," Arun Singh, BJP in-charge of told reporters here.

A report from district said BJP workers led by Padmapur MLA Pradip Purohit staged a dharna before police station today.

BJD P K Deb, however, said: "The incident is being politicised by BJP. Law is equal for all and it will take its own course. As there is a by-poll in the future, the BJP is intentionally blaming the BJD for its benefits."

A BJP delegation led its state met today.

"We have apprised the matter to the Home Secretary," Panda said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 16:45 IST