BDO, Journalists Attacked During Panchayat Polls In Odisha’s Jajpur

Jajpur: Violence and untoward incidents marred third phase of panchayat polls in Odisha’s Jajpur as Korei BDO and three journalists were allegedly attacked by locals in the district, today.

According to reports, Korei BDO was assaulted near a polling booth at Soti village under Goleipur panchayat. The official had gone to the place after receiving information regarding irregularities in the polling process.

Following the incident, voting at the booth was stopped. Efforts were on by police and district administration to restore normalcy.

On the other hand, locals attacked three reporters of Kanak News, Argus News and Kalinga TV when the journalists were covering an incident of booth rigging attempt in Bachol panchayat of Binjharpur block.

The vehicles of the journalists were also damaged by the attackers.

Similarly, some miscreants allegedly looted ballot boxes from two booths in the panchayat. They reportedly threw the boxes into a pond.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *