Bhubaneswar:At least three police personnel engaged in manning traffic at the AG Square here today sustained injuries after allegedly being attacked by two youths with a knife, police said.
Police said the traffic personnel intercepted the youths as they were driving without wearing helmet.
During heated exchange of words between the youths and the constables, the youths attacked the cops with a knife, police said.
The injured police men were identified as Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP) member Mahendra Biswal, and constables Rohan Swain and Gyanaranjan Das.
They were admitted to the Capital hospital here in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, police detained the two youths and kept them at the police station here.
“A case has been registered against the two youths under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder). We will verify their previous records,” Commissioner of Police Y B Khurania told reporters after visiting the injured cops at the hospital here.