Bhubaneshwar, Sep 8 (): Congress leader Jagdish Tytler has been held responsible and was filed a case for the violence that took place outside the Odisha Assembly on Thursday. Tytler as well as his six associates were booked for indulging in attempt to murder, creating disturbance and causing destruction to public property.
The Odisha police have arrested a total of thirty-four people in connection with the case. A case was booked following the attack on the woman cop who said that she was attacked by the mob only after Tytler encouraged his men to attack her.
The incident occurred when the Congress workers took a clash with the state police outside the Odisha Assembly. The protesters demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, for his involvement in the coal block allocation scam.
Not able to control the situation, the police had to lathi charge the protesters and used water cannons and fired tear gas to disperse the mob. Prakash Mishra, Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) said that the police were very gradually and politely moving along with the protesters. The officer added that all of a sudden the mob that were possessing sticks, rods, bricks and stones turned to be aggressive and indulged in vandalism outside the assembly.
The Chief Minister of Odisha while expressing regret over the activities of the Congress party said the state has never come across such protests earlier.
Party leader Digvijay Singh himself condemned the act of violence by his party activists in Odisha with the lady constable who said that such misbehaving tactics with the lady constable will not be accepted and the party high command should take severe action against the guilty.
While defending himself, Jagdish Tytler is believed to have said that his intention was not to initiate violence. ” I was only encouraging the party men to court arrest. I never thought asking the partymen to court arrest is a sin or crime,” said Tytler.