Accused ASI was overpowered and arrested from the spot, the SDPO said.
SDPO Bhoi said the accused ASI has fired four to five rounds of bullets from his service revolver on the Health Minister. One police personnel also sustained bullet injury in the attack, he added.
According to information, Minister Das sustained bullet injuries on his chest. Soon, he was rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital here. His condition was stated to be critical.
The Minister will be airlifted to Bhubaneswar for further treatment.
The reason behind the attack on the Minister is yet to be ascertained, police said.
Further details into the matter are awaited.
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