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Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s chopper checked by flying squad in Rourkela

“Soon after Patnaik landed there, the ECI’s flying squad officers approached him and requested the chief minister to allow them to check the chopper and luggage,” an official entrusted with Patnaik’s security, said.

india Updated: Apr 17, 2019 18:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Odisha,chief minister Naveen Patnaik,Naveen Patnaik
Election officials in Odisha said the flying squad is entrusted with undertaking such inspections, notwithstanding the personality(HT file photo)

BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s chopper was checked by personnel of the Election Commission’s flying squad in Rourkela on Tuesday, party sources said.

Patnaik extended full cooperation to the flying squad and kept waiting inside the chopper till the process was complete on Tuesday, they said.

The chief minister was in Rourkela to hold a roadshow.

“Soon after Patnaik landed there, the ECI’s flying squad officers approached him and requested the chief minister to allow them to check the chopper and luggage,” an official entrusted with Patnaik’s security, said.

Election officials in Odisha said the flying squad is entrusted with undertaking such inspections, notwithstanding the personality.

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s chopper was also checked by fyling squad staff on Tuesday.

First Published: Apr 17, 2019 18:11 IST