A violent mob ransacked the office of the Notified Area Council (NAC) of Chikiti in cyclone ravaged Ganjam district on Monday. While trying to control the mob some police personnel were injured.

Speaking to The Hindu , the DIG of police, southern division said two police personnel had received minor injuries. But the private sources claimed that six police personnel may have been injured by the mob that pelted stones and attacked the police personnel. But no public received any injury, police sources claimed. The DIG along with the Berhampur sub-Collector and the SP had reached Chikiti to remove a road blockade that had been taken up by the mob Karabalua area of Chikiti NAC. The mob was demanding arrest of persons allegedly involved in black market of kerosene. They claimed that they had seized three barrels of kerosene from the racketeers on Monday night. But their road blockade from Monday morning had started disrupting relief measures, so the police and administration had tried to remove them.