Tehsildar Attacked In Kandhamal, Case Lodged

Phulbani: Tension ran high in K. Nuagoan area in Kandhamal district on Friday after a local contractor and his aides attacked local Tehsildar Niranjan Nayak over an official dispute and both the parties lodged an FIR against each other in the incident.

As per the complaint filed by Nayak at K. Nuagaon Police Station yesterday, the accused contractor identified as Krushna Panigrahi reached the local SBI branch in the afternoon while he was there on an official work. Soon after meeting him at the bank, Panigrahi asked to clear all dues of a Mahindra Bolero (Registration No. OD 02 AC 7261) which the latter had provided to the Tehsil office on rent and indulged in a verbal duel.

“I assured the contractor that though the bill allotment has not been received yet, I would make all arrangements to arrange the sum from the Tehsil treasury. However, he went berserk immediately and attacked me teaming up with a group of around 10 aides. I suspect he must be having some personal grudge against me as an atrocity case is already pending against him at the Tehsil office,” said the Tehsildar demanding justice in the case.

On the other hand Panigrahi has rubbished the charges framed by the Tehsilar. He alleged that the Tehsildar attacked him soon after he requested for the money. The Tehsildar was making inordinate delay in clearing the bills since availing his Bolero, Mohapatra added.

Police are investigating into the incident.

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