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Sec-144 clamped in Kendrapara following a group clash

23/01/2019 at 7:33 PM

Kendrapara: Tension erupted in Kendrapara town following a tussle between two groups over a function on Netaji Birth anniversary. The clash took place at high school ground in Ward-12. As the situation went beyond control, the district administration clamped section 144 in the town, which will remain in force till tomorrow, Kendrapara SP Niti Sekhar said.

Sources said a cultural event was organized at Kendrapara Governmnet High School Ground in Ward-12 on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. However, two groups got into a scuffle over the arrangement of programme.

Six platoons of forces have been deployed in the town to maintain law and order. The sensitive points of the town have been kept under strict vigil. The situation now came under control. SP Niti Sekhar and Sub-Collector Sanjay Kumar Mishra reached the spot to took stock of the situation. The administration has also discussed with the leaders of both the group the resolve the issues.

A few persons sustained injuries in the clash and they have been admitted to hospital for treatment.

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