The incident took place on Thursday when on a tip off DSO Neeraj Singh raided fair price shop owner Girish Chandra's house and found him mixing kerosene with diesel.
Finding this, the officer sealed the shop of Girish. While returning from there, he was surrounded by a mob including women, which tried to set him afire by sprinkling kerosene on him.
The officer managed to escape from the spot and informed senior officers about the incident.
On his complaint, two FIRs---one against Girish under Essential Commodities Act and other again Girish, Manoj, Sandeep and Mayank and 150 others was lodged for allegedly attacking him.
Police is trying to arrest the other accused, who are at large.