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Two detained for throwing crude bombs at BJP office in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar police are questioning the two people, who had earlier brandished a toy gun at state BJP president Basant Panda.

india Updated: May 26, 2018 22:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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The incident occurred less than an hour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Cuttack to mark the fourth year of his government. (HT File Photo)

Police detained two people on Saturday for allegedly throwing crude bombs at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office in Bhubaneswar, less than an hour after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public rally in Cuttack to mark the fourth year of his government.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police said two people came to the party office in the state capital in the evening but were stopped by the security personnel. After an altercation, with the personnel, the two allegedly hurled a crude bomb that contained iron nails some of which hit a party worker. They reportedly hurled another bomb at the office.

Police said they were interrogating the two identified as Biswajit Mallik and Pinaki Mohanty, who had earlier brandished a toy gun at state BJP president Basant Panda.

The party office was deserted due to the Modi rally at Cuttack except for a couple of workers.

First Published: May 26, 2018 22:46 IST