Bombs hurled at CPI office; two arrested

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Berhampur, Nov 9 (UNI) Two criminals were arrested and eight bombs seized after three youths riding on a bike hurled bombs at the CPI office here.

Police said, the youths hurled bomb yesterday at the CPI office when its Ganjam unit Secretary Prakash Patra along with some senior leaders of the party were sitting inside the office after attending a party meeting at Seragada.

The bomb hit on the leg of Youth Federation president,Ganjam Unit, Pradip Sethi but failed to explode.

Police swung into action, after Prakash Patra lodged on FIR in the Town Police station.

Berhampur, SP, Debadutta Singh today appealed the public not to panic, saying that the incident was the handiwork of a criminal group to create fear-psychosis among the public and mislead the police.

Police have seized gun-powder weighting 200 grams, some stone chips, jute and some quantity of explosives from the two criminals- Sankar Sahu (32) and Balaram Nahak (19), both belonging to Nimakhandi.

Police patrolling has been intensified after the incident and efforts are on to nab the culprits involved, Mr Singh added.

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