Two arrested for assaulting police officers in the state capital’s Infocity

The incident happened in Nandanvihar late Friday night. Two cases were registered and the defendants presented to court

Bhubaneswar: Police have arrested two people accused of assaulting a Hyva driver and attacking security personnel when the latter attempted to intervene within Infocity police boundaries in the state capital today today. The defendants have been identified as Bijay Pani and Ashutosh Mishra. While Mishra is a software engineer at TCS at Infocity, Pani is a resident of Dumduma and trades stocks for a living.

According to official sources, Pani and Mishra were reversing on their quad bike and did not give way to a Hyva truck at Nandanvihar late Friday night. When the driver protested, the two got out of their car and beat him mercilessly

A nasty spat ensued and onlookers gathered. Some of them rescued the driver while informing the police.

As a PCR van patrolled the area, cops arrived on the scene and took the pair to the police station for further questioning. When ASI Ajay Lenka and DCO attempted to question the accused about the accident and the assault on the driver, they began to abuse and attack them, inflicting serious injuries on their faces and necks. Other police officers present rushed to his aid and brought the situation under control, said Ramesh Chandra Bisoi, ACP, Zone-VI

Two cases have been registered and the duo of defendants brought to justice, he said.