A police van fell off a bridge near Mandakia village under the Raikia police limits in Kandhamal district on Monday leaving two persons, including a cop, injured critically. The victims were identified as Raikia police station Inspector-in-Charge (IIC) Alekh Garadia and vehicle driver Mithun Pradhan. Both were admitted to hospital.
The mishap took place when the police official was chasing a ganja-laden vehicle. The driver of the van lost control over the wheels, following which it dashed against the parapet of the bridge and turned turtle.