Tribals attack excise raid party
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Last Updated: Friday, December 09, 2011, 22:35
Berhampur: At least seven excise and police personnel were injured and six government vehicles damaged after armed tribals attacked the personnel at Guhariapata in Ganjam district on Friday.

A team comprising excise and police personnel were returing after conducting a raid in the village when they faced the wrath of armed villagers including women.

Around 200 personnel including two battalions of police forces, besides senior excise officials including Superintendent BN Dhal were part the team.

During the raids, the team had seized at least three truckloads of materials being used for liquor manufacture including urea, ammonia nitrate and molasses, the sources said.

Sub-divisional Police Officer, Chhatrapur, who was part the team, said the tribals attacked them with bows and arrows and pelted stones while they were returing after the raid. ?We were not in a position of counter-attack?, he said.

At least three persons, including two women were arrested, police said.

The injured persons were being treated at nearby hospital at Khallikote while a police constable was shifted to MKCG Medical College Hospital here in serious condition, he said.

Senior police officers including SP (Ganjam) Rajesh Pandit went to Khallikote.

It was for the second time in last three days that the police and excise personnel faced opposition in Khalikote block. Some excise officials were detained by the villagers at Badarampalli village as they were in a raid party to bust the illegal liquor manufacturing units earlier.


First Published: Friday, December 09, 2011, 22:35

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