Last Updated: January 29, 2023, 18:17 IST
Chaos ensued at the occasion in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district after Health Minister Naba Das was shot at allegedly by a cop. After opening hearth at Das, Assistant Sub-inspector of Police (ASI) Gopal Das was nabbed by policemen and brought him into their custody safely as Biju Janata Dal (BJD) supporters tried to assault him.
An unique video by News18 Odia exhibits one BJD supporter with a revolver which he snatched from ASI Gopal Das. Later, the police seized the revolver.
Deepak Kumar, Inspector General, North, mentioned Assistant Sub-inspector of Police (ASI) Gopal Das shot the minister together with his service gun. “After the taking pictures, the accused tried to shoot native IIC Pradyumna Swain. He had a slender escape,” he mentioned.
Naba Das is currently under treatment at Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar. His condition is critical and is presently in the operation theatre. He received two bullet wounds on his chest.
A high-level inquiry has been ordered to ascertain why a security lapse happened.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned the incident and said, “I am shocked at the unfortunate incident of attack on honourable minister Naba Das. I strongly condemn the attack on him. I pray for his early recovery.”
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