Ink Thrown In Odisha: A person threw ink on VK Pandian, personal secretary of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. Earlier, eggs were also thrown at him.
PURI: A man threw ink at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s private secretary V K Pandian and Puri District Collector Samarth Verma in Satyabadi area on Saturday, police said.
The incident took place while Pandian, a 2000 batch IAS officer also the 5T secretary was attending an event at Utkalmani Gopabandhu Smruti Mahavidyalaya in Satyabadi locality of Puri district.
The man who allegedly hurled ink at the IAS officers was identified as Bhaskar Sahoo, a resident of Haripur village under Kanas block in Satyabadi assembly segment area in the district.
Police said the person who threw ink at the officers has been arrested. The reason for the ink attack is not known. The accused is being questioned by the police. Immediately after the incident, Pandian, in his white shirt stained with ink, kept meeting people and listening to their complaints. Earlier in the day, the 5T secretary visited several areas of Puri district.
The 5T secretary, who is touring across Odisha on the instructions of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to listen to people’s grievances, had earlier faced black flag protests and egg attacks at various places by various opposition parties. 77-year-old CM Naveen Patnaik is not able to attend all government programs and due to old age problems, he is sending Pandian to all those places.
Meanwhile, Umakant Samantre, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Satyabari, alleged that Sahu is a supporter of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and threw ink at Pandian for political purposes. However, the BJP has denied Samantray’s allegations.
Regarding this incident, a senior BJP leader said, “We oppose Pandian’s visit. However, we did not do this. We do any work openly by giving information. No person from our party can blame this incident of throwing ink.” is not included.”