Jagatsinghpur: A tehsildar was allegedly attacked by a youth in an inebriated condition at Japa Chhak under Ersama police limits in the district on Monday.
The incident took place when the local tehsildar, Choudhury Pranjananda Dash had visited Japa market place to raid some shops which were opened in violation of lockdown restrictions. The drunken youth came before the vehicle and allegedly attacked it besides hurling abuses at the team. The glass of the vehicle has been broken in the attack, Dash alleged.
“We were tipped off that some traders were doing business from inside their shops by shutting down their shutters. So, we reached the markets and conducted raids to take action against the lockdown violators. A youth who had heavily drunk came before our vehicle, shouted at us, kicked out and pelted stone at the vehicle. He also abused us with unparliamentarily languages in an inebriated condition. Our vehicle has been damaged partially due to the stone pelting,” tehsildar said.
Later, the officer lodged a complaint at Ersama police station following which police registered a case and started investigation.
“The tehsildar had gone there to raid some shops for allegedly doing business violating lockdown guidelines. A youth had allegedly attacked the officer’s vehicle in an inebriated condition. He was completely out of sense. The tehsildar has filed a complaint in this regard following which we have registered a case and launched an investigation,” said Lijarani Biswal, inspector-in-charge of Ersama Police Station.
The accused has been detained and being questioned, the IIC said.
Earlier, several government officials faced attacks by public during crackdown on violators at different places in the State.