Cops Thrashed Inside Police Station In Odisha’s Gajapati

Paralakhemundi: A group of people barged into a police station at Adava in Odisha’s Gajapati district and allegedly thrashed some police personnel on Tuesday morning protesting detention of a villager, reports said.

Tension prevailed in the area after several locals staged a demonstration and gheraoed Adava police station in Mohana area of the district in protest against the detention of a villager in a ganja smuggling case, they said.

A resident of Jharanpur village was detained by the police on Monday after carrying out raid at a place. The demonstrators alleged that false charges have been levelled against the man and demanded his immediate release.

The situation turned ugly when some protesters became violent and broke open the gate of the police station before barging into the building. Some police personnel were also beaten up by the protesters who ransacked the furniture at the police station.

Further details are awaited.

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