Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 IANS | 9 months ago

A man was arrested for hurling three firecrackers -- locally known as "sutli" bombs, in a court room in Odisha's capital Bhubaneswar Monday, police said.

The incident occurred in the court room of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) during lunch break. As nobody was inside, there were no injuries and also no damage, assistant commissioner of police Dilip Kumar Das told IANS.

Soon after the incident, lawyers present there overpowered the man and handed him over to the police.

Das said the accused, Upendra Mohanty, 63, is a follower of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the founder of the Indian National Army. He lives close to the court.

Mohanty has a record of committing such crimes. He hurled similar bombs at a judge in Bhubaneswar in 1987, Das said.

In the latest incident, he allegedly objected to a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi on the wall of the court room and wanted it to be replaced by that of Bose, Das said. "The man appears to be having some mental problem," he said.

"Sutli" bombs are considered to be the noisiest firecrackers, used especially during Diwali.

(Posted on 27-01-2014)

Share This Page:

Post your comments

Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal


Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |


Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |


Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |


Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |