6 Police Personnel Injured As Minister’s Pilot Vehicle Meets With Accident

Berhampur: The pilot vehicle of Jagannath Sarka, Minister for S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare, met with an accident at Nalaghat under Adava police limits in Gajapati district.

Sarka was on his way to Rayagada when the mishap took place. He had left from Bhubaneswar early morning on Sunday.

According to reports, a police vehicle was escorting Sarka’s car from Taptapani in Ganjam district. Midway near Nalaghat, the pilot vehicle turned turtle in a bid to save a motorcyclist.

Six Reserve police personnel, including a women constable were injured in the mishap. They were rushed to Birikot primary health centre for treatment. Meanwhile, another police vehicle was assigned to escort Saraka’s car to Rayagada.