Puri: A personal assistant of Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty, Bhabani Sahu and another person accompanying was attacked by some miscreants near Khaki Matha in Nuasahi area in Puri on the wee hours of Sunday night.
Bhabani and another identified as Somanath Sahu alias Kapa have been shifted to Kalinga Hospital in Bhubaneswar from Puri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) after their condition deteriorated.
Meanwhile, a three-member police teams under the leadership of Puri Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was formed to nab the miscreants who attacked the duo.
According to reports, while Bhabani and his aide, Somanath was returning home on the former’s scooty after closing his shop, at least five miscreants chased him and intercepted them near Khaki Matha.
Later, the assailants attacked the duo with sharp weapons critically injuring Bhabani and Somanath. The attackers fled the spot after committing the crime.
After getting information, the police rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation. The exact reason behind the attack on the Minister’s PA is yet to be ascertained.