Four probationary officers of the Indian Forest Service (IFoS) were allegedly attacked by a group of goons. Former lawmaker Mahipatsinh Jadeja was allegedly behind the attack, which took place near the Ribda village in the Rajkot district in Gujarat. A group of 47 probationers from the 2017 batch was returning to Ahmedabad from the Gir National Park in Junagadh to catch their flight to Delhi on Monday, after completing a 23-day study tour. The probationary officers allege the local police tried to dissuade them from lodging an FIR (First Information Report) naming the former legislator. The officers received serious injuries following an altercation at a fuel station on the highway.Mr. Jadeja operates a fuel station and a restaurant at Ribda on the highway. He faces several criminal cases. His son, Anirudhsinh Jadeja, is serving a life imprisonment sentence after he was convicted for murdering a sitting MLA in Gondal. “I am in shock. It was totally unexpected. How can this kind of goondagardi (hooliganism) happen? The culprits should be brought to book,” Vipin Kumar Singh, who was hit with a rod and a stick laden with metal rings, told The Hindu.