Odisha MLA Prasant Jagdev’s automobile runs over crowd, 22 injured

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Bhubaneswar, Mar 12: At the very least 22 folks, together with seven police personnel, had been injured on Saturday when suspended BJD MLA Prasant Jagdev’s automobile allegedly ran over them at Banapur in Khurda district, police stated.

Odisha MLA Prasant Jagdev’s vehicle runs over crowd, 22 injured

The MLA from Chilika was additionally critically injured as he was roughed up by a mob after the automobile mowed down a piece of the group which had gathered exterior the BDO Banapur’s workplace whereas election for the block chairperson was underway, they stated.

Two individuals, together with Banapur Police Station Inspector-in-Cost R R Sahu, had been significantly injured within the incident, and so they had been taken to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, officers stated. “Around 15 BJP workers and seven police personnel were injured.

A probe has been initiated into the matter,” a senior police officer stated. The MLA was first handled at Tangi Hospital and later taken to Bhubaneswar, Khurda SP Alekh Chandra Pahi stated. Jagdev was suspended final yr for anti-party actions. “There is no report of any casualty yet,” Pahi added. PTI

Story first revealed: Saturday, March 12, 2022, 14:41 [IST]

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