Report;Manoj Kanta Dash,Odishabarta
ELEVEN PERSONS ARRESTED (!).
ANTI-SOCIALS BECOME MORE ACTIVE - THEY DARE TO TOUCH POLICE UNIFORM (!).
Berhampur,05/10/19:Throwing an open challenge, a group of gamblers attacked police personnel at Khanjapadia Street in Lochapada under Sadar police limits on the city around13 Hrs when the police team had gone to the spot for a raid. Most surprisingly they attacked one police sub inspector who was injured.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a raid on a gambling den at Khanjapadia Street last night. Seeing the cops, the anti-socials attacked them. One of them also bit SI, of Police Bibhuti critically.
They pelted stone to police and a large number of miscreants came with lathi and vandalised the police vehicle during the confrontation.
However, the police team overpowered the gamblers and arrested 11 persons. They were identified as Mahendra Sahu (24),Ganesh Sahu(35),Mahesh Sahu(18+),Brundaban Behera(34),Deepak Sahu(25),Manoj Kumar Sahu(36),Srihari Patro(26),Hina Sahu(25),Muralidhar Sahu(30),Kuna Sethy(21),and Santosh Pradhan(27).
Stating to press IIC Sadar PS Mrs Santoshini Oram told,” We have seized 104 nos of playing Cards, Cash of Rs.8770/- 5 nos Lathi,4 nos of heavy stones7 nos Mobile Phones” from their possessions and further investigation is on in this connection.”
It may be mentioned here last night Berhampur Town Police conducted a raid a major gambling in city with good amount of recovery from Hotel Moti.
Sadar police registered a case u/s 147/148/341/323/324/307/506/353/332/427/294/149 ipc/ sec 3 of OPG Act/ sec 3 of PDPP Act against 11 persons .
Some legal experts commented police should register two separate case in this regard like OPG and second is attacking to Cop by miscreants while they are in duty with uniform. Otherwise there is every possibility they may comfortably release on bail as both the cases are registered in one single case (?).