The Odisha Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kisore Das was shot at chest by an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the police whereas the previous was going to attend a public operate at western Odisha city of Brajarajnagar on Sunday.
The ASI of police, recognized as Gopal Das, who was deployed for defense the Minister allegedly fired 4 to 5 rounds of bullet from his service revolver from shut vary. The assailant has been detained. The Inspector in-charge of native police station and one other individual have additionally sustained accidents within the firing.
The Minister was popping out of his automotive at Gandhi Chhak when the police personnel opened hearth at him, and Mr. Das instantly fell to the bottom. His affiliate and supporters rushed him to Jharsuguda District Headquarter Hospital. As his well being situation remained crucial, he was airlifted to Bhubaneswar for additional remedy.
Jharsuguda Sub-divisional police officer Gupteswar Bhoi mentioned that the ASI Das had fired on the Minister and two different individuals sustained accidents within the incident.
The accused police personnel is being interrogated. Senior police personnel mentioned the assailant didn’t run away from the spot after firing on the Minister. Some private vendetta has been suspected behind the assault.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condemned the assault on Health minister Mr Das . “‘I am shocked at the unfortunate incident of attack on Mr. Das. I strongly condemn the attack on him. I pray for his early recovery,” mentioned Mr. Patnaik .“ He ordered against the law department probe into the incident. Senior officers of Crime Branch have been requested to go to the spot.