Odisha’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das was shot at by an assistant sub-inspector of police in Jharsuguda district on Sunday. Naba Das, who received bullet injuries to his chest, was immediately rushed to the hospital.
The incident occurred when Naba Das was on his way to attend a programme at Gandhi Chowk in Brajarajnagar.
His condition is said to be critical. He is being taken to Jharsuguda airport from where Naba Das will be airlifted to Bhubaneswar. The health minister will be shifted to Apollo hospital for further treatment.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited Apolo Hospital Bhubaneswar and inquired about the condition of Health Minster Naba Das on Sunday.