Khurda: The helicopter carrying DGP RP Sharma had to make an emergency landing today at Begunia in Khurda district due to inclement weather while the top cop was on his return from Kandhamal.
Gusty wind accompanied by intermittent rains made the job of the pilot difficult prompting him to opt for an emergency landing.
The Pawan Hans helicopter made an emergency landing at Gopabandhu High School ground in Begunia. The top cop along with crew members had a close shave as no one was hurt in the incident.
The newly appointed DGP took the road way to reach the state capital.
RP Sharma had gone on a visit to Baliguda in Kandhamal district where he met the SOG jawans who were a part of the anti-Maoist operation in which a woman Maoist cadre carrying Rs 4 on her heads was gunned down. Two SOG jawans were injured during the operation at a forest near Barkhama under Baliguda police station in the district.
The DGP was returning to Bhubaneswar after attending an anti-Naxal strategic meeting.